Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

Sutton Valence Primary School


Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

Year 6 Residential Trip



Update 28th May, 2pm

Mrs Parsons confirms that the group have just left Fort Purbrook to begin their journey home. Updates will be posted here where applicable


Update 27th May, 4pm

Today we have had glorious sunshine which has made the day even better. The children have had a great time rifle shooting... apparently we are the only school they have had where every child has hit the target! Then some of us did the assault course, archery or the string trail. We all took part in a problem solving challenge as well.

In between all the activities, we have made the most of the sunshine with football and some extreme tag. Everyone is extremely excited about a BBQ this evening and will be particularly happy when the candy floss machine comes out (this is a surprise for them later). 

Update 26th May, 4.15pm

Unfortunately last night's mini olympics did get rained off but today the weather has been so much nicer. The groups have had a great time completing initiative tests (like the Crystal Maze), climbing, orienteering, a string trail which they completed blindfolded, and more bushcraft.

Update 25th May, 4pm

Today the children took part in a range of activities including archery, sports, an assault course and bushcraft.

They have all had a really great day and thankfully the weather held off - just windy and no rain! Hopefully this will last into the evening so that the mini olympics they will be taking part in isn't too wet!! More updates to follow tomorrow.

Update 25th May, 8am

Yesterday afternoon the children went on a history tour of the Fort Purbrook site. 

In the evening all pupils took part in an activity called 'Protect the Water Balloon' - they had to make something that would stop the balloon from bursting when dropped!

Hot chocolate followed, and then bedtime for all. Everyone slept really well.

Update 24th May, 12.40pm

Mrs Parsons has confirmed the safe arrival of all pupils and staff at Fort Purbrook in Portsmouth for the Year 6 residential trip. On an additional positive note it was also reported that there were also no incidences of sickness en route!

Do keep an eye on this webpage for more updates throughout the week...