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Resilience to Achieve - Aspiration to Succeed

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Friday

10:19am

We got up early, had breakfast and made sure we were fully packed. There are a few items of lost property that no one is claiming. We will keep them until the end of next week, so if you find something missing, please contact the school. 

Many children are using the coach journey to have an extra rest after the busy week and are missing some beautiful views.

Currently we are still on track to be home on time.

 

1:35pm

Just left Reading services on the M4 after eating our lunches.

2:10pm

We've joined the M25.

3:00pm

We are still on the M25 and are currently expecting to be back at school at approximately 3:45pm.

3:25pm

We are coming off the M25 at the Dartford crossing and are now joining the A13.

3:37pm 

We will be back at school in ten minutes.

We will take all children to the school hall first, before sending them home with their adults.

Quotes about our week away

 

Sophie: I'm proud of not backing down and not giving up and I enjoyed trying new things.

Eleni: I enjoyed the gorge walking, caving and rowing the boat. I was really scared at first but I'm not afraid now because I trust everybody and everything will be all fine.

Edwin: I enjoyed being at trewern because everything was fun and the staff were so nice.

Reynold: I was able to live without electronic and devices that I usually spend hours on. I also made friends with children I didn't know I would get on with.

Abdul-Salam: I liked the food because I've never eaten that good before and when I tried it I loved it. I hope I can go back there when I'm in year 7. It helped me stop using my phone which I usually use for a long time.

Jordan: When we did canoeing, the teachers tried extra hard to keep you going and never give up. The food was really nice and the place was really clean.

Mustafa: This week the activity I enjoyed the most was mountain walking because instead of Dagenham where you don't get challenged, on a mountain it is steep and windy where you get challenged.

Jack: I thought Trewern was a brilliant experience and should be recommended to the children worldwide.

Mr. Parker: The children really embraced so many new things. They were willing to try new food and new activities. During activities, they really looked out for one another and put in a fantastic effort with challenges without any complaints at all. It was nice to see them learn new skills. They were very reflective at the end of each day and could identify positive things about each other as well as identify personal achievements.

Finley: I really enjoyed caving and I've gotten a lot of self confidence. I've been more energetic and am more used to running around and having more physical activity.

Mason: I've enjoyed making new friends, going on adventures and learning new things

Isaac: I've enjoyed new experiences like climbing on the mountain and going up and down the cliff...which is scary. Also making better connections with people I didn't know properly.

Eliora: I've enjoyed making new friends that I thought I wouldn't be friends with and I really enjoyed new activities that were challenging for me, but I still kept pushing forwards.

Rayah: I've really happy I did the caving because someone comforted me. After, I was happy because it was fun. 

Yasmine: I enjoyed learning how to canoe because I've never been inside a canoe before and it was a new experience for me

O'Cean: I'm most proud of making new friends and achieving the activities and having fun.

Miss Johnson: It was an exciting experience for not only the kids but for us as well. The children were able to form new bonds and experience new challenges and a new environment which helped them grow.

Ryan: I enjoyed canoeing because you had to keep moving your arms to paddle and move. We learnt turning. We all worked together.

Leyann: I'm proud that I wasn't on my device and that I had fun doing all the activities.

Seth: I enjoyed mountain walking because it pushed my limits and was a good work out for me.

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  • “I am very happy with Leys. My daughter’s progress at this school is amazing, I think the teachers are amazing.” (Parent)
  • “I’m starting to love this school! You all have made such great progress and I urge you: Keep up the great work!” (Parent)
  • “All pupils, whatever their different needs or abilities, make good progress.” (OFSTED)
  • “The school has improved considerably since its last inspection.” (OFSTED)
  • An outstanding learning environment. All the children were engaged with their learning. A very friendly staff. (Borough Adviser)
  • “Teachers have high expectations. They know what pupils can do and what they need to learn next.” (OFSTED)
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