Canoeing, climbing and sandcastle creations for Year 6 pupils at St Laurence-in-Thanet CE Junior Academy

Adventures for the Year 6 pupils

Year 6 children at St Laurence-in-Thanet CE Junior Academy have been testing their resilience and courage  as part of their transition Activity Week.

Last Monday saw them spend the day on Ramsgate beach, enjoying the sunshine and taking part in a hotly contested sandcastle competition. Amazing creations resulted in the beach being covered in volcanoes, replicas of Pompeii and miniature houses.

On Tuesday, one group of children visited Clip ‘n’ Climb at Westwood whilst another challenged themselves to a day on the River Stour at the Canoe Wild centre, which was funded by Reconnect, a Kent County Council led, community-based programme delivering a range of activities and opportunities to help children and young people reconnect to their pre-pandemic lives.

During the day, the children tackled kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding, overcoming their initial fears and ending the day with a great sense of self-achievement and pride.

The last day saw another group visit Ninja Warrior in Chatham for the ultimate challenge – could they beat “the wall”? Conquering the physical challenges was hard but every pupil had a go.

Year 6 teacher Mrs Goldsmith said: “We were all so proud of the children over the course of the week.

“They faced challenges that were out of their comfort zones but threw themselves into the task with relish. The smiles on their faces were evidence of the great time they had all week.”