Sholing Junior School

Achieving Together

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Year 5 - Wye Valley 2024

Hello from Wye Valley! Hope you all have had a lovely day.


Once we arrived, we took a slushy walk in the mud across the bridge to the hostel. Our first task consisted of orienteering, which allowed the children to explore the grounds working in small groups. We covered 10000 steps in about half an hour!!!


After, we went indoors and created our spy names. These were made by using our initials and picking an adjective and animal. Most notably – Joyful Gorilla, Heroic Jaguar, Jumping Peacock, Jolly Bee and Jazzy Cat. I could only guess who was codenamed Mouldy Ant!! Mr Abbott.

Perhaps this is pre-empting the washing at the end of the trip!!


The children have been great and they have been very helpful. Some have even been seen helping in the dining hall, clearing plates without prompting. We are all so proud.


The internet is extremely slow but here are some photos for now. More to follow!

Today has all been about archery, building fires with the additional challenge of wet wood!!

The children have also been cracking codes in preparation for tomorrow's final spy challenge! We also have some deft fencing manoeuvres thrown in for good measure. The children's spy training is almost complete. We are looking forward to our final campfire...if the weather holds.

Fire up those washing machines! We'll see you all tomorrow!!