The end of June saw both schools come together at Old Park Farm, our Kingsley site, for ‘GR Fest’, our annual festival to celebrate the arrival of summer and the joys of camping. Our Year 11s were also bid farewell in style as they held their prom on the last night of the festival.
With almost 40 students taking part, this year’s festival was our biggest and best yet, despite some challenging weather! As always, our Kingsley hosts were incredibly welcoming and seeing the students from both our farm and town schools form new friendships was one of the highlights.
Apart from spending time with the fascinating array of animals at the farm and relaxing in its beautiful grounds, the students competed in the annual Green Room Games, visited nearby Frensham Ponds, played glowstick manhunt in the dark, competed for the title of ‘King of Throwing Land’ in our very own throwing-based theme park, took part in arts and craft stalls, and even got the chance to ride a mechanical Rodeo bull!
Even after all that, everyone still had enough energy to rock the dance-floor in the main marquee on the last night as the year-11s held their “Overgrown Hollywood” themed prom. The event was organised by the students themselves and was a roaring success. In true Green Room tradition, the marquee was decorated in a unique and slightly eccentric fashion to resemble a night at the Oscars held in an enchanted forest glade. The decks were manned by our resident DJ Jambo, and there was even an acoustic performance from our in house band MD2.
All in all, everyone went home having had an unforgettable time, learning lots about themselves and others, and ticking off the quintessential British experience: camping in the rain!
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