Students at Linton Village College, part of Anglian Learning, were treated to a jam-packed week of exciting trips, activities and events as part of the College’s annual enrichment programme.
During the summer term, all students in Years 7 to 10 at Linton Village College take part in a programme of activities focused on broadening students’ horizons by taking them out to explore the wider world. The programme offers an array of experiences, allowing students to form new relationships and fond memories during their time at the College.
This year, Year 9 students had a choice of residential trips where they could choose from water sports in Dorset, a cultural visit to London or an outdoor activity week in the Peak District.
Whilst in Dorset, students enjoyed a residential at Rockley Watersports where they took part in a variety of team-building activities such as abseiling, archery, bell boating, canoeing, kayaking and a day trip to Dorset Adventure Park.
Students who preferred to travel to a big city enjoyed visiting many attractions in and around London, such as a trip to Thorpe Park, Warner Brothers Studio Tower, the Tower of London, discovering marine life at Sea Life London Aquarium, sunbathing in Hyde Park and a panoramic view of the city whilst on the London Eye.
Students who stayed in the Peak District had the opportunity to visit Alton Towers and displayed some great examples of bravery whilst bouldering on The Roches, rock climbing, canoeing and exploring the Peak Cavern, one of the largest cave entrances in Britain.
Years 7 and 8 students also enjoyed an outdoor adventure at Go Ape, completing the muddy obstacle course at Nuclear Races, a visit to Dance East in Ipswich, a trip to Duxford to visit the Imperial War Museum and taking part in a Dragons Den competition supported by Form the Future amongst many other activities.
Year 10s were also involved in Enrichment Week with 60 students participating in work experience placements and the rest of the year group at a PGL residential in Lincolnshire where they engaged in a range of action-packed activities.
Helena Marsh, Principal of Linton Village College, said: “At Linton Village College, we value the experiences and opportunities gained from Enrichment Week.
“Since the Covid-19 pandemic, we recognise that students have missed out on the outstanding enrichment provision usually on offer, so were delighted to be able to put together such an exciting week for our students to enjoy.
“These visits are designed to enrich and extend the work that students do in the College as well as offer them a chance to enhance their social and recreational experiences and most importantly, to have some fun with their peers.
“I would like to extend my gratitude to our staff for organising such a successful week of activities and encouraging our Linton Learners to be ambitious, independent, caring, responsible, curious and reflective young individuals.”
To find out more about Linton Village College, please visit: www.//lvc.org/.