Pupils welcomed the return of educational trips over the Summer term as travel and visit restrictions gradually lifted.
Lower 1 pupils had terrific fun on the annual residential trip to Lea Green Development Centre near Matlock in Derbyshire. They experienced a stream ‘walk’ and pushed themselves out of their comfort zone on the high ropes. They also participated in an orienteering activity and tried paddle boarding and bell boating.
Form 3 pupils went on a two night camping trip in the beautiful Rutland countryside with some of their teachers. They took part in a range of activities including rock climbing, archery, bush craft, first aid and team games. The pupils were able to demonstrate a great range of skills including determination, team working, independence and problem-solving.
Biologists visited the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s ‘Allerton Project’ in Loddington, Leicestershire and were introduced to the techniques needed to undertake practical ecology investigations with access to the 800-acre site. They used transects, sampled earthworms and captured insects for their research and studies.
Oakham School’s Form 6 Biology Society members also enjoyed an educational trip to Twycross Zoo, and learned more about conservation and biodiversity.Their visit included a short talk on ex situ conservation by Mr Clint, and they were fortunate to reach the lemur enclosure just as they were going to bed, and found it great fun watching the keeper trying to get the lemurs ‘into their correct dorms after lights out!’ (as it were).