Castle Primary School
Newlands Road,
BS31 2TS

Access is via Newlands Road NOT Dunster Road

0117 986 4489

Castle Primary School

Y6 Residential 2023

Grittleton House - Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 June

We will endeavour to update this page every afternoon to keep you up-to-date with all the  activities.  

Previously staff have experienced difficulties getting a mobile signal or wifi so we apologise for any delay in getting photos and news to you. If this is the case we will text messages when possible instead. 

Day 1

The children arrived at Grittleton House today full of enthusiasm! They went straight into some team-building games and got to know their leaders from the very first minute. They were lucky enough to tackle Jacob's Ladder and Buggy Building activities this afternoon - which I'm sure you can agree looks fantastic! All children (and staff!) are in good spirits, and the cloud cover has meant there has been no risk of sun burn!

The children have a choice of chicken curry or veggie korma for tea tonight which I am sure they will thoroughly enjoy after a tiring afternoon of activities. It's onto team challenges tonight before the children have a well-deserved rest.


Day 2

There were some very early risers this morning - 6am being the earliest! I don't think that will be the same tomorrow! Everybody sang 'Happy Birthday!' to Ada this morning before heading down for Breakfast. Karting and Zorbing were two of the activities the children enjoyed today and are looking forward to a delicious slice of birthday cake later on - Yum! 12 children started the day with a cross-country run, and it seems that room inspections are proving popular with very tidy bathrooms and beds being made neatly. Clearly, there's no excuse for untidy bedrooms when they get home! It's the night hike tonight around the beautiful grounds of Grittleton which the children will love!

Day 3

Year 6 are having an incredible time! Last night, we ventured through Grittleton Village on a Night Hike which was beautiful as the sun began to set over the horizon. The children had a fantastic start to day 3 with 'Water Wars' and based on prior experience, there wouldn't have been a dry child (or adult) in sight! A Sensory Adventure followed this, as well as bushcraft and den building. Our new group of aspiring adventurers will finish today with a campfire which Mrs Marriott is extremely excited for! 

Day 4


Last night, the children thoroughly enjoyed their campfire, singing songs and eating S'mores! This morning, the tired campers were treated to 'Mission X' and archery which both went down a treat. There were lots of happy smiles as the Year 6s returned to school, with lots of tired faces! Thank you to all the adults who dedicated their week to making this such a special occasion for your child. Without them, none of this would have been possible.