Last Friday, our Year 8 Yes Futures cohort arrived with their suitcases ready to embark on the ‘Into The Wild’ residential trip, the final step in their rising futures program. The students stayed at the PGL camp in Swindon and on arrival they met their coaches and mentors were briefed for the action-packed weekend. With barely any time to unpack the students were put into their groups mixed with three other schools, and whisked off for their first day of activities. Throughout the day the student’s were doing all sorts of adventurous tasks including climbing, abseiling and high ropes courses which gave them a chance to get to conquer some of their fears whilst supporting and encouraging new friends in their groups. Hoe Valley Students got off to a flying start with taking risks, helping others and displaying our all-important Circle Values. After a busy first day, the group went back to their dorms to recover and recharge before another fun-filled day at PGL.
One member of the Yes Futures team said “we are really proud of how each student from Hoe Vally did it was lovely to see some of the quieter students come out of their shells and there were so many examples of them stepping outside of their comfort zones and achieving more than they thought possible.”