Year 7 team building day

Year 7 team building day

A team building day on the grounds of the Kingston Maurward estate provided the perfect opportunity for new Year 7 students at the Wey Valley School to get to know each other in the autumn sunshine.

Over 200 11 and 12 year olds, who have all transferred up from primary school, made the most of the opportunity to make pals with their new school-mates and experience a range of activities that do not generally feature in everyday school life.


Orienteering, outdoor pursuits and team building events were just some of the outdoor activities in which the various 24-strong teams took part.

Marie Claridge, Head of Year 7, said: ‘It was a superb day for our students, demonstrating the kind of team-work and problem-solving skills that go hand-in-hand with the values of our school. The students had a great day and the team work and togetherness of our students will put them in good stead for the year ahead’


Student Rebbeca Hammond, said: ‘there were some challenging outdoor activities that required good teamwork, including bridge building and capture the flag, we all thoroughly enjoyed the day'.

Fellow student Emily Sumption said, ‘all of the outdoor pursuits were great with excellent support from Kingston Maurward staff during the day.  We got to work in our tutor groups as well as in teams across the year group, making new friends along the way.’

Kelsie Powell added, ‘the day was non-stop and I got to know my tutor group better during the day’.


Marie Claridge added her thanks for the support given by Kingston Maurward College.

'The student leaders who ran the outdoor activities were brilliant, keeping our students on the move all the time with a real focus on teamwork and collaboration to succeed. Our Year 7 students performed to a high standard as individuals and as small teams– this session was good preparation for the school life at Wey Valley as well as the Duke of Edinburgh award which many of our students take part in from Year 9'.