Article April 11, 2023
Scaling new heights and building bonds on our adventure activity trip
It was a weekend to remember for our King's InterHigh students as they gathered in Worcestershire for an adventure activity trip. Amidst the lush woods and excited chatter, our Secondary and Sixth Form students were ready to make memories to last a lifetime.
At King’s InterHigh, we bring students a school experience fully online. That includes plenty of ways to socialise and make friends, from dozens of virtual club options each term to community events like our art shows and food festivals.
But, on top of that, we also give our learners regular opportunities to meet their online classmates face-to-face. Each academic year, students can choose to join a range of in-person trips — like our annual activity weekend this March!
Boundless Outdoors, a popular outdoor activity centre in the UK, served as the perfect backdrop for our students to embrace new challenges, take on thrilling trials, and bond together off-screen.
From high and low ropes courses to ridge walking activities, our students got to build more than just their physical prowess. Outdoor trips like these are also a great opportunity to develop all-important life skills, from problem-solving to autonomy.
One challenge, for example, tasked students to guide each other through obstacles. To succeed, they had to communicate effectively, work as a team, and reach the goal together.
Activities like archery, meanwhile, are a test in resilience and independence. It’s not easy to hit the bullseye, but our learners gave the bows and arrows their all.
Exploring the countryside around them, our students even got to grow their understanding of the natural world and environmental survival. Just check out this team building a fire (under the watchful and helpful eye of teachers and staff, of course!).
As they climbed to dizzying heights and navigated complex obstacles, these young learners conquered their fears and pushed through difficulties to come out on top.
Between high-adrenaline activities like ziplining and archery, students and teachers shared stories together around the lunch and dinner tables. Our school is delighted to be home to a truly diverse community of students from all over the world, and moments like these are a wonderful opportunity to gain new perspectives and learn more about each other.
For many students, this weekend was more than just a school trip — it was a transformative experience.
King’s InterHigh welcomes numerous learners who struggle with concerns like social anxiety and have a hard time opening up in person or taking on new experiences on their own. We were immensely proud to see so many of these young people join the activity trip, and it was a pleasure to watch them step out of their comfort zones and into the warm camaraderie of new friends.
As the sun set on the final day at Boundless, our students were filled with a sense of accomplishment and connection. After building their courage and scaling new heights, everyone waved goodbye with a smile, memories to cherish, and so many new friends to bond with back in their online classes.
At King’s InterHigh, we know that school goes far beyond textbooks. Through in-person events around the world, we hope to empower our students to embrace life’s challenges in a way that will help them for years to come — all while building lifelong bonds with their classmates.
So, to all our intrepid adventurers who joined us on yet another incredible journey: thank you, and here’s to many more shared memories to come!