This week in the Primary School
Year 5 residential trip to the Mekong Delta
This week saw the last of this year’s residential trips for BVIS Primary children. I often speak to parents about the importance of these trips as so much personal and social development takes place through the experience of travelling away from home for a few days and nights.
The itinerary for the Year 5 trip was full of stimulating, fun and challenging activities for the children including:
- Exploration of the Gao Giong ecological zone and Cai Be floating market to learn more about life on and around the River Mekong
- Shelter and raft building in groups to develop team work skills
- Two nights away from home with their friends and teachers to develop independence, confidence and personal organisation skills.
This year it has been my pleasure to accompany Year 4 and Year 5 on their residential trips to Long Hai and the Mekong Delta. As always, I have felt extremely proud of our BVIS children. As a school we often receive compliments from tourists, guests and staff in the hotels and locations we visit about the children’s behaviour. It is a real delight for me to spend some quality time with the children as they demonstrate how confident, caring and respectful they can be.
Whilst I was with Year 5 in the Mekong Delta, Mr Oliver was spending time with Year 3 during their annual “sleepover” in the school’s sports hall.
This event is the very first opportunity we provide at BVIS for children to spend some time away from home. As ever, they were very excited about this and had great fun eating, sleeping and carrying out their various activities at school when everyone else had gone home: swimming; treasure hunt; a film story time and sharing their dressed up teddy bears!