Penk Valley Academy Trust Announcement

Penk Valley Federation is already nearly two years old, and now the next step on our journey is to form our Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). As with any legal process there are several organisations involved and lots of boxes that need ticking and forms that need completing, but the process is well underway, and completion is […]

Laches Wood blog. Day Five, Friday

Mixed emotions were the story of our final morning at Laches Wood. Sadness that we were nearing the end of our adventures, but looking forward to seeing our families and enjoying some home comforts.   After a delicious cooked breakfast, we needed to make our first preparations for our departure later in the day. Packing […]

Laches Wood blog. Day Four, Thursday.

The sun rose on our last full day at Laches Wood, following another successful night’s sleep. It was a much anticipated day with our off site visit scheduled to begin at 9 sharp. Bags were packed with provisions for all sorts of weather. Waterproofs, jumpers, spare socks were all stowed away in preparation for the […]

Laches Wood Blog. Day Three, Wednesday.

After a very successful night’s sleep, everyone was ready for another action packed day. Now familiar with the morning routine, everybody buzzed about completing duties, tidying dorms and getting a nutritious breakfast ahead of the approaching activities. The morning took us upwards, with bouldering and rock climbing. It’s was a real test of our communication […]

Laches Wood Blog. Day Two, Tuesday.

With a full day of activities ahead of us, breakfast was needed to fill us with energy. There was plenty of choice and everyone found something that tickled their fancy. Before we got onto the fun, we had the serious business of room inspections to attend to. All the rooms were given 15 minutes to […]

Laches Wood Blog. Day One, Monday

With bus suspension groaning from all our luggage, we set off for Laches Wood with great excitement. A bus filled with high spirits and eager expectation took us to our temporary home. Once we had arrived, dorms were allocated, bags were unpacked, beds were made (with zero adult assistance!) and all in time for lunch! […]