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Year 5 Residential Blog

Year 5 have returned safely from their recent residential trip to Kanchanaburi. There were two main objectives for this trip; first to extend their knowledge of World War 2 in Thailand and second, to build their sense of independence and cooperation. It has been a delight to spend these four days with a class that were mature, polite, hardworking and simply so much fun to be around.

I think that the trio can be summarised well by linking it to our school’s key values in the form of some of the ‘I Words’-

Inquisitiveness: the children asked in depth and interesting questions to extend their knowledge of World War 2 in Thailand.

Individuality: pupils learnt to overcome challenges independently such as organising  themselves for the day ahead.

International: students were encouraged to share and overcome challenges as a team; effective communication played a vital role in this.

Imaginative: the children used their imaginations to try to picture the terrible conditions that the prisoners of war suffered while constructing the Death Railway.

Intrepid: the pupils were encouraged to challenge themselves physically (walking steep slopes in the heat) and emotionally (understanding the suffering that POWs endured during construction of the Death Railway).

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Miss Na and I would like to thank all Year 5 pupils for a successful trip. We have seen such progress in the pupils over the last term academically, socially and personally; this week has provided the children the opportunity to develop into the young adults that they will become.

 

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