From Wednesday 12th June to Friday 14th, Rise Park's Year 6 pupils went on a well-earned residential to Castleton in Derbyshire.
On Wednesday and Thursday, in the daytime we visited caverns, discovering the magic of Blue John, underground boat roads created by the search for lead and that working conditions for children in the area several hundred years ago were worse than even the trickiest piece of homework set by Mr Husbands! We also conquered Mam Tor, walking for nearly 10 miles on Thursday as we took the breath-taking scenery in our stride. In the evenings, we played games (perforating staff's ear drums thanks to the madness of the 'chocolate game'), took part in competitions and even had time to squeeze in a film night.
We departed Castleton early on Friday for Chatsworth. After a brisk walk along the river, we made new friends at the farmyard before enjoying the adventure playground, full of challenges and space to play and relax.
All-in-all, a lovely trip with no floods in sight!