Last week, all the Year 8 forms went on a trip to GRIP adventure. This trip involved different activities such as canoeing, karaoke, rock climbing, archery, bush craft skills and a fun game of Tag to end it all. This programme was specifically designed to promote team building activities within students and to challenge them with something involving activeness, as well as bring pupils together and get them to know each other better.
The canoeing was fully supervised, with 5 students and one supervisor on two canoes joint together. They were given a long distance to cover, and some also started racing their classmates.
The karaoke was possibly the most fun of them all, with everyone singing loudly and passionately. Even though we were a bit shy at first, everyone soon started having lots of fun and singing their favorite songs.
Rock climbing was conducted safely, with staff helping pupils achieve their best and climb the highest they could. Everyone got a chance to complete the walls, and could opt out if they were uncomfortable, although everyone was extremely supportive and cheered all the way through for one another’s achievements.
Bush craft skills involved students splitting up into groups of 5 and making a den that was habitable using simple resources such as leaves, wood and others like tyres and flowers. Not only that, pupils were also making popcorn from fire (and could eat it too!).
In the end, they also got together and played Tag, a fun physical activity to sum everything up. Everyone had a very fun time, and we all learnt something new and gained good experiences.
Written by Ikshita S, Y8
AGGS MEDIA TEAM