Our Year 6 students are being personally and socially challenged on their Year 6 trip by being away from home for 4 nights, which means they have their routines and norms changed. The students have to show independence in a residential setting, whilst still under the care and guidance of our excellent staff. The ability to be responsible for their hotel room, the experience of different food and the challenge of not having family around them, means that this character-building opportunity is somewhat life changing. Most our students have been away from home before, especially as a lot of them have been on our Year 4 and 5 residentials. The Year 6 trip saw the students travel to Zhengzhou and have spent time in the Shaolin Kungfu School and Monastery. Mixing with local students and trying to gain a greater understanding of our host country’s history and culture has enabled to extend our students social horizons as they understand their positions within their own world. We are looking forward to hearing all about their experiences and their reflections on this special trip.