S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

Junior Forms at Ravenstor Youth Hostel

Junior Forms at Ravenstor Youth Hostel

From Wednesday 25th until Friday 28th June, the Junior Forms had an amazing residential experience at Ravenstor near Buxton.




Seventy three pupils and their teachers headed off for a whole range of mental and physical challenges ranging from an extended walk to learn about the flora, fauna and rocks; shelter building with fires to toast marshmallows woodland arts and crafts, a disco, archery, team challenges, egg rockets and so much more.


Here are some snippets from the children in their written work:

We arrived and headed off for a walk to discover the area. The weather was boiling hot, and after lunch we found a really slippery hill to slide down. Jack B.

In the evening we went into the disco, looking fabulous! We danced around the room listening to great music. We even did a very, very long conga which was so huge that we had to go outside !! Flora K.

The disco was amazing; if you saw Mrs Corner and Miss Flack dancing you would fall to the ground laughing. Rosie W.

We awoke, had a taste-bud popping breakfast, before we started on the first of the day’s activities (which for us was bush craft) Louis G.

In the den building I worked with Mr.Robinson, Mrs Corner and eight children. Our den was not only cosy, but we could all fit in and we won the judging Ursula-Marie H.

When we got back we discovered how mouth-numbingly good the food was. James C.

I just want to say thank you to the teachers for taking us, I was overwhelmed by it all and sad when it ended. I will always have amazing memories of Ravenstor. Arabella G.

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