Monthly Archives: August 2013

John Whitgift Academy Summer Camp

A 3 day residential for 75 Year 7 pupils from John Whitgift Academy at Cherry Garth Scout Campsite Humberston. This expedition was fully funded by the school to enable all pupils to attend if they wished to do so.

Matt McLaughlin led the thinking behind the students ‘journeying’ into the campsite through providing Year 9 leaders to support independence and self-reliance. Each team of 10 was allocated a Year 9 leader for the duration of the expedition along with a teacher to support pastoral & monitor the safety of the group.

Groups worked independently to set up their own camping area and to organise their own food for breakfasts and lunches. Evening meals were prepared by students who cooked home-made chilli, a delicious vegetable curry along with a BBQ option and fresh salads for one of the evenings.

Activities such as Low Ropes & Bouldering, Arrows Archery and Wide Games were provided by OLC and Kirk Douglas from Outside Edge. JWA staff provided an active programme of Sports, Team building, Natural Art, Den Building, ICT, Team Games and more through a staff team that never stopped playing 🙂

The highlight of the whole camping experience included a dramatic thunder & lightning storn in the middle of the second night. Hopefully an experience to remember for all involved.