Enrichment – Residential

    As part of our extended school offer and curriculum we organise two annual residential trips for secondary students. These trips offer the opportunity for young people to experience the world outside of Queensmill, try new activities and skills, develop their independence skills and to spend short periods of time away from home.

    The trips are highly valuable and enjoyed by all staff and students who attend. With regular trips to Margaret McMillan House, an outdoor activity centre in Kent and on a sailing ship in the Solent. Brief reports about each trip from the 2015/16 school year can be found below:

    Margaret McMillan House

    This year we took two groups of students to MMH, one from our main-site in Shepherds’ Bush and one group from our two secondary units in Fulham. The three days and two nights away were a wonderful opportunity for these two groups to mix and engage in a range of new and exciting activities. Students spent time singing around the campfire, learning survival skills, orienteering, completing team-work tasks and some brave-souls took to the heights of the climbing wall and zip-wire. The trip ended with a lovely disco and party and everyone returned to school very tired but looking forward to returning again the following year.

    Andy - Deputy Head.

    Sailing on the Solent

    Four of our secondary students ventured out to the great seas last June on our annual boat trip. Beginning in Portsmouth, the students put their boating skills to the test and helped the skipper navigate to Buckler’s Hard. While in Buckler’s Hard, the group enjoyed nature walks and sightseeing, along with watching the Euro Cup at the local pub. From Buckler’s Hard, they sailed to Isle of Wight for more sightseeing and football. This trip brought out the true sense of adventure in each participant and Queensmill can’t wait to return again next year!

    Neeta - Mara Class Teacher.