Seaside adventure for Stansted secondary students
Pupils from Forest Hall School travelled to Mersea for a three-day action-packed adventure.
Youngsters from Years 7 and 8 at the Stansted secondary spent their nights under the stars, sleeping in tents on the Essex coast.
The 79-strong cohort took part in seven activities, from exploring caves to participating in team-building exercises and taking on the zipwire.
Ruby McSweeney, Year 7, said: “The team swing was my favourite part.
“You had to rely on your team as they had to pull a rope to get you up high and then you and your partner had to pull another rope to release the swing.
“I was really scared to start with, but everyone was cheering us on. I got over my fear of heights as I got so much encouragement to do it.
“The caving was scary, too, as it was pitch black down there. But, it all taught me that I can do these things.”
Executive head Stephen Hehir said: “The annual Mersea trip is a key part of developing students’ teamwork skills and confidence by taking part in fun outdoor learning activities.”