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Year Five Vibe Award

Billinge Hill Hike

For Year 5’s final Lord Derby Award challenge, children embarked on a trip to Billinge Hill, immersing ourselves in the breath-taking landscapes and vibrant natural surroundings.

The path to the hilltop was not without its challenges; navigating through muddy trails and crossing babbling streams added an element of excitement to our journey. However, our determination propelled us forward.

Upon reaching the summit, a beautiful view greeted us, showcasing the splendour of nature in all its glory. From this vantage point, we sat down to eat our much-awaited lunch with friends and took in the scenery.

Our adventure on Billinge Hill served as a reminder of the importance of exploring and appreciating the beauty of our surroundings. Through this experience, we forged lasting memories and strengthened our bonds as a class.

Raft Building

In the first stage of the Yellow Lord Derby Award, Year 5 children participated in building rafts and sailing on them in Taylor Park. The children thoroughly enjoyed this activity as it allowed them to work closely as a team to build the best raft possible, developing new skills such required such as knots and lashings. Children further built up the courage to take them out on the lake, after a few minor dips, Year 5 were off rowing as a team and reaching the end point.

Climbing and Abseiling

Continuing the Yellow Lord Derby Award, children were provided the opportunity to climb and abseil in an indoor environment. For many children, this was a new experience  developing new skills. Children were pushing themselves beyond their limits in a daring endeavour, demonstrating their resilience. With such a challenging task, children were able to offer each other words of encouragement, supporting their friends to achieve their goals.


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