Students from Rossall School enjoyed a jam-packed weekend full of fun activities for their annual house residentials.
Every year, each of the 8 boarding houses at Rossall School embark on an away weekend in order for the students to get to know one another.
The girls of Dolphin House had a very early start on Saturday, travelling to Kingswood Activity Centre in Hexham, where they took part in numerous activities including the daring 3G Swing, the terrifying Leap of Faith, and the always hilarious Nightline which saw the students being blindfolded and holding onto each other, as they made their way through an extremely muddy assault course. To ensure every taste was catered for, the girls travelled to Flamingoland on Sunday for another exhilarating day of thrills, before returning to Rossall, ready for a good night’s sleep!
Pelican House headed to the Newlands Valley in the north of the Lake District. Saturday was filled with the completion of a high ropes course and a ghyll scramble, before heading down to Hawkeshead YHA and spending the night glamping in bell tents. Various team building activities and the much-anticipated reveal of the house song occupied the boys on Saturday night. Sunday saw Pelican spending a relaxing morning in Bowness on Windermere, before returning to school.
The girls of Rose House decided to go glamping in Ullswater and spent their weekend in luxurious pods. They enjoyed a host of activities including ghyll scrambling up a waterfall, mountain biking, archery, kayaking, and cliff jumping. They ended their weekend singing songs around the campfire.
Maltese Cross House spent their residential weekend at Hothersall Lodge deep in the Lancashire countryside and tackled climbing, abseiling, canoeing, and archery. It got quite competitive at times and presented the boys with situations that definitely put them out of their comfort zone. Fortunately, the weather was good to us so some of the boys abandoned their canoes for a dip in the lake. In spite of the isolation of the Lodge, the boys still managed to organise pizza delivery for the Saturday night to compensate for the rigours of the day! Boys new to the house, and all those returning students bonded well, some new friendships and alliances were established, and a lot of football was also played. The boys finished Saturday evening with an impressive bonfire and a few tasted roasted marshmallows for the first time.
Spread Eagle returned to Rossall very tired after caving, canoeing, low ropes and archery, and the girls of Wren House opted for team-building activities in the great outdoors.
A great weekend was had by all!