Back to the future

Students spent a weekend at an Elizabethan stately home but with their eyes fixed firmly on the future.

The residential break at the Tudor Grade 1 listed Condover Hall in Shropshire saw Burnley High School’s year sevens and eights learning valuable lessons in team building and working together.

Split into groups, the pupils were set a series of challenges by their instructors, and one – involving removing a huge jerrycan with just four ropes – saw the BHS team succeed much to the surprise of their leader who confessed she had never seen it done before.

The fun-packed three-day stay also included sessions in Condover’s indoor tunnelling room, archery lessons and a fencing taster.

Staff who accompanied the students were delighted with the behaviour and enthusiasm of the BHS contingent.

And the pupils gave the weekend a huge thumbs-up.

“We had a really great time,” said year seven Olivia Smith, “the activities were challenging but fun as well.”