On the week commencing 28.2.22, RCS took four groups of students (from Y7 to Y10) on a one-night residential to the Peak District, in partnership with Generation Green. Generation Green is a 16 month funded project that aims to connect young people to nature.
The students stayed at a YHA in Buxton, a beautiful building with plenty of space for students to relax, play games (giant connect 4 was a hit!), and spend time chatting with other students who they would not normally spend time within school.
During the day the Peak District Rangers ran a number of activities for all students to get involved with, including hiking, catching and analysing insects living in the local rivers, drawing the scenery from the top of a peak, coppicing, and making hammocks (a favourite with the students as I’m sure you can imagine!).
At night, activities included a game of trust – where one student-led another along a string through the woods, whilst they were blindfolded – and some stargazing to finish the evenings off.
Overall, the students had an amazing time, and we are so grateful to Generation Green and the Peak District Rangers for giving them the chance to experience something new!