Intrepidus Week 2022

7 July 2022

We were delighted to see the return of our ‘Intrepidus’ programme at Stroud after a successful first year of activities last year.

In particular, we were delighted to bring our summer residentials back into the school programme this year with school groups in Scotland, on the south coast, the wilds of Dartmoor and Ironbridge to name a few! This was not only the first residential trip for our younger children, but the first residential trip for many of our older children who have missed out on the last few years of shorter residentials, and acclimatising to time away from families.

Following this, we embraced our second Intrepidus week: where the whole school enjoyed a week of adventures and bravery. Intrepidus Week includes a bespoke timetable of events in each year group, designed to excite, challenge and broaden the children’s experiences. These events are run alongside our normal English and Maths curriculums to ensure we continue our normal, rigorous learning alongside the extra adventures.

We were delighted to welcome 'Campfire Wild Adventures' back to Stroud, allowing all children to enjoy a bushcraft session during the week. Children also undertook a range of activities including orienteering, dancing, art, swimming and a nature walk.

It’s with a combination of passion for being with friends, having new adventures and learning within a different context, combined with determination to live the school’s motto of being forever undaunted - In Aeternum Intrepidus - that we see our children push themselves out of their comfort zones and embark on activities and endeavours that sometimes feel quite challenging.

Stepping out of our comfort zone, as we all know, is the way in which we learn. We are all here for that single purpose of flourishing and growing together, and with grit and determination our children have shown that we can all do hard things and have a fabulous time, pushing our limits and enjoying that little bit of independence from the security of our known environment.

In Aeternum Intrepidus!