After a two year Covid break from the Year 8 Devon Trip – it was with great joy that we found ourselves once more upon the M5 heading south to North Devon, and St George’s House.

All week we were blessed with wall to wall sunshine – the most common staff request being, ‘Make sure you use your sunscreen please!”

Ringoeing on the Taw Estuary, Surfing from Putsborough Beach, climbing on the sea cliffs of Baggy Point, and Mountain Biking amongst the beautiful Red Valerian plants on the Devon lanes and tracks – all endeavours that the Year 8’s enjoyed. Not to mention Coasteering and Kayaking out of Lee Bay and Ilfracombe harbour.

The school based activities included camping in the school grounds, and the now traditional £3.50 challenge; the children shopped for their evening meal, cooked on camping stoves. The best method? Club together with 3 others for a £14 feast! Then off for a visit to Croft Farm Waterpark for Paddle boarding followed by an adventure on Bredon Hill.

A busy week and one that the Year 8’s will remember for years to come.