Year 7 Camp – September 2018
On Friday, 14th September 2018, over 125 students from Wolverley CE Secondary School pitched up their tents and prepared for Wolverley’s annual transition camp sleepover. This brilliant event fosters bonds between students and staff, is a superb opportunity for the new intake of Year 7 to socialise and get to know one another in more than a classroom setting. Similarly, a vast array of staff relish the chance to get to know the new intake and perhaps challenge them to a game of rounders! With a few missing tent poles found, students were offered a wide range of activities to enjoy as the sun went down.
One of our students wrote a diary of his night:
On Friday 14th September I arrived back at school. At the start I was a little bit nervous as I didn't know the adventures and fun I was about to experience. Also I didn't know who I was going to share a tent with which made me a little bit apprehensive, but it was fine because I made so many new friends in the activities and with those who I shared a tent with.
As I arrived I went straight for the line where I could get my hotdog (or burger, if you prefer). After demolishing my hotdog I waved my parents off and we started the activities. We all sat in the gazebos to get told what activities there were. There was football, tubing, rounders, playing on the field with kites and frisbees and many more. After I finished playing football we all got ready for the camp fire where I made lots of new friends.
At the campfire we played songs, had a dance off, toasted marshmallows (or If you're like me roasted marshmallows) and even sang songs by the campfire. After that we all got ready for bed, we only got about half an hours sleep.!! We all had lots of fun and chatted alot with my friends. After waking up to the sound of people running round outside, laughing their heads off it was time for breakfast where I had a yummy pancake and nutella or you could have: croissants, brioches, hot cross buns and lots more. Then, sadly, after throwing all my things into my tiny bag it was time to set off home . I really enjoyed the camp and I'm sure you would too. Definitely go if you have the chance to.