The Kench Hill Experience – Year 8 Residential Journey

4th May 2018
On Monday 23 April Year 8 left Stormont House in the pouring rain bound for their residential journey to Kench Hill in Tenterden, Kent. The students were accompanied by Ms Cross, Mr Giltay, Mr Calvin and Mr Buraimoh. The students had a very full programme of activities which started off on the first afternoon with a visit to Tenterden Swimming pool, everyone enjoyed using the facilities at the centre. Each morning a selected group of children had to get up early to feed the centre’s chickens who were always very hungry and ready for the children to arrive. On the second day the group were able to experience Brick Making, Bread Making, Gardening and Shelter Building. On Wednesday Ms Driver and Mrs Napier arrived at Kench Hill with Adama and Vedel, who were visiting for the day, Ms Driver was taking over from Mr Giltay. The afternoon was spent at Bodiam Castle and although it was very wet everyone enjoyed learning about the long history of the castle. On Wednesday Year 8 said goodbye to Mr Giltay, Mrs Napier, Adama and Vedel and settled down to enjoy the camp fire put on by Kench Hill staff.

The weather was much better on Thursday when the group set off for the Rare Breeds Centre, where they were able to experience handling farm animals, pig racing, birds of prey and much more.

The final day was spent pond dipping and raft building, after which the group bid a fond farewell to Kench Hill and returned on the coach to Stormont House.