Condover 2018Posted on: November 5th 2018
On a chilly Wednesday afternoon in October, 200 students and staff made their way to Condover Hall in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, for the annual Induction Residential trip. Upon our arrival, students were greeted by very enthusiastic Condover activity group leaders, who quickly got the groups together to establish their “sound off” routine (an exciting version of a register) before setting off on a tour of the Condover site. An afternoon of activities then ensued, followed by a three-course meal with extra fruit and salad available (just in case). The evening activity comprised of either the League Toppers compeition or campfire, then it was lights-out for a good night’s sleep as students eagerly anticipated a whole day of fun the following day. Thursday did not disappoint, and even the ice-cold temperatures were not enough to deter our eager year 7s as they conquered the climbing wall, became accomplished archers, and mastered the art of buggy-building while covered head to toe in mud. The sun rose on the Friday morning to an eerily quiet Condover hall; an encouraging sign that students had been suitably worn out the day before. Unfortunately, tiredness is not an option while at Condover Hall; there was fencing to feud, a gladiator wall to ascend and initiative exercises to decode, so after fuelling up on a hearty breakfast, students completed their final activity, before bidding farewell to their activity group leader. 60000 steps after leaving Sale Grammar School on the Wednesday, students returned with smiles on their faces, a wealth of new friends, ready for a well-earned half-term break.