Burnley students hone team-building skills

Burnley High School (s)
Burnley High School (s)

Students spent three days at an Elizabethan stately home but had their eyes fixed firmly on the future.

The residential break at the Tudor Grade 1 listed Condover Hall in Shropshire saw Burnley High School’s Year Sevens and Eights learn valuable lessons in team building and working together.

Split into groups, the 75 pupils were set a series of challenges and one, involving removing a huge jerrycan with just four ropes, led to the BHS team succeeding much to the surprise of their leader who confessed she had never seen it done before.

The fun-packed stay also included sessions in Condover’s indoor tunnelling room, archery lessons and a fencing taster.

Teacher Mark Nicolson said: “They students have talked of little else.”

And the pupils gave the away days a huge thumbs-up.“We had a great time,” said Year Seven Olivia Smith. “The activities were challenging but fun.”