New challenges were overcome and students achieved new heights during an action packed five-day residential trip to the Brecon Beacon's National Park. The students participated in caving, walking and kayaking, developing their confidence, communication and team skills alongside literacy and geography. On the first night we went stargazing and saw the North star, the sky was so clear without any light pollution, the students stared in wonder at the beautiful night sky. Everyone was silent. It was the first time many of the students had participated in the activities. The students not only overcome personal challenges but grew in their self-confidence. One student commented: "Miss I never thought I would enjoy caving and I loved it."
At St Martin's-in-the-Fields we are committed to encouraging every student to achieve their potential and to develop their skills and attributes - the trip certainly achieved that and more.
We would like to thank the Sir John Cass Foundation for making this trip possible.
"The sky is beautiful. Just to say I am so thankful I could go to Wales, so thank you Mrs Greenlees - I am having the time of my life" (Emily Brown)
"It was really hard, we had to work as a team and be patient with others. We did canoeing and it was so much fun." (Emily Brown)
"Today we went canoeing. Tavanna and me were sharing a boat. Today was an amazing day." (Shante Mattis)
"My first day was pretty exciting!. Wales is much quieter and peaceful than England and there are not a lot of lights." (Audrey Ampogo)
"We went walking in the dark and saw some stars; we saw the north star. I learnt in London the sky gets polluted by the lights - that is why you are able to see the stars more clearly (in Wales)" (Abigail Nkrumah)
"Today we went caving, it was really, really fun" (Naomi Shittu)