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Snow, Sun, Zip Wires and Snails
10th May 2017

Our pupils have enjoyed wonderful school trips in the last few weeks. 

The Ski Trip to Sestriere in Italy was a huge success with 54 children from Derwent Lodge and Yardley Court experiencing a wonderful week of skiing. They were lucky enough to experience true spring skiing with heavy snow on the opening day followed by lovely sun for the remainder of the week (with a small blizzard thrown in for good measure). In the evening the children danced their socks off in an amazing disco and also put on the best ‘Pyjama Drama’ show ever! Applications have flown in for next year’s ski trip to Saalbach, in Austria.

First Class travel, haute cuisine, luxury accommodation… were just three of the elements missing from the Yardley Court Year 8 Easter Sports Tour to Bermuda in April! In fairness, they did have superb weather, a fantastic “private” island location, a never-say-die attitude in a range of tough, energy sapping sports matches, kayaks, fishing, Good Friday kite flying, American Touch Football, a new record set in the YC Ports Island Triathlon, a special behind-the-scenes look at Oracle Team USA’s America’s Cup base, super waves at Horseshoe Bay and many other happy memories which will hopefully stay with this group of boys for years to come.

Derwent Lodge Year Six spent four days last week at Stella Plage making the most of all ‘la Côte d’Opale’ has to offer. Highlights included the market at Etaples, playing in the sand dunes, Bagatelle park, visiting a snail farm and meeting their pen pals. 

Yardley Court and Derwent Lodge Year Five have just returned from PGL. What a wonderful couple of days, zipping along zip wires, flying through the air on high swings and abseiling down tall towers and our Cubs had a super camp night at Blacklands farm.

It's hard to keep up! We're looking forward to hearing all about Year Four's visit to Sutton Hoo later this week. There are lots of photos of all of our trips and events at http://www.flickr.com/somerhillthree/albums


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