Learners across all R.E.A.L. sites got the chance to have an overnight stay in an activity-packed experience at Lea Green.

Stacey Edwards, Deputy Headteacher, organised the residential trip: “It was so much fun! The weather was glorious and the instructors from Lea Green were outstanding and enabled each group to challenge themselves as individuals.”

37 learners went over five days and four nights, with each group having one afternoon, overnight and a morning activity.

Stacey said: “The learners tried so many new experiences, such as canoeing, climbing and a high ropes or skyline course.

“Many learners had never stayed away from their own homes for this long yet they were able to do this and remained feeling safe. Their parents were so proud of them!

“The whole experience was extremely positive! I’d also like to say a big thank you to all the staff who supported, as they worked additional hours!”

The feedback from learners has been amazing;

“This has been the best day of my life!”

“I was never asked to do a residential in school, this was amazing, thank you!”

“Thank you for empowering me!”

“You’ve changed my life forever!”