Lake District Trip

On Friday 7th July, 7BCH embarked on their end of year residential trip to the Lake District. Driving up in a minibus convoy, the boys enjoyed a boat trip across Lake Windermere and were complimented on their excellent behaviour by passers by.

On arrival, the boys were taught how to make their own beds, something they found quite challenging! Later, the rain passed by just in time for the boys to visit the waterfall viewing point behind the hostel to look out over Derwent Water.

For the next 4 days, each group enjoyed a range of outdoor education opportunities at local centres, including orienteering around Whinlatter Forest, climbing Cat Bells, Haystacks and Honister pass, as well as enjoying kayaking, windsurfing and sailing at Nichol End Marina.

In the evening, the boys were tired out with swimming and go karting as well as trying out Ghyll Scrambling.

We had many compliments about the boys’ behaviour and manners from various staff, including being ‘the most well mannered young gentlemen they had ever seen’ from the staff at Keele Service Station. On Tuesday the BCH crew swapped with the JPY half as they eagerly anticipated their adventure.

We cross our fingers that JPY have an equally enjoyable experience and are as lucky with the weather as BCH. For pictures of the trip, please see our facebook page and look out for a video montage on the last day of term. A big thank you to all the staff and Sixth Formers who gave up their time to help with such a wonderfully traditional trip.

Lucy Nelson Head of Year 7