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Ambler children go on residential retreat to learn outside the classroom

17 Aug Ambler children go on residential retreat to learn outside the classroom

Ambler children have gone on a residential retreat to Cardfields so they can continue to learn outside the classroom.

Year 3 pupils took part in the School Journey to a peaceful setting close to the River Chelmer in Essex for the first time last month.

The trip, which involved leaving London on Friday 14th July and returning on Sunday 15th July, was so successful it will definitely be offered to our families again next year.

Cardfields offers learning through discovery, investigation and experience using a wide range of readily available resources and equipment. Work undertaken relates to the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2 and supports Learning Outside the Classroom.

The grounds have been designed for guests to enjoy a range of activities, with a climbing structure, BMX tracks, floodlit multi use games area, a football pitch, wooded areas, ponds, lawns and picnic areas. It is the perfect place for nature lovers and those that like to be more active. There is also a lovely sunken garden and a flock of chickens that provide eggs!

Juliet Benis, Ambler’s headteacher, went to visit the pupils and was impressed that the children were diligently carrying out their jobs, like laying and clearing the tables at meals or making their own beds fit for room inspections.

Year 3 were also demonstrating Ambler’s six core values of determination, resilience, enthusiasm, ambition, motivation and self-belief throughout their time at Cardfields.

We’d like to thank the Cardfields staff who were great and our children for putting their all into every activity. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite photos from the weekend below, so please check them out:

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