In July 2017 the Phoenix academy had two residential trips, one to Somerset and one to Snowdon.
At the start of the summer Mr Scarborough and Mr Dutfield took Ian, Josh, Jack, Jordan, CJ and Curtis to Somerset for a five day residential visit.
On a baking hot week the pupils visited Bristol and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and the SS Great Britain where they learned about the difficulties Isambard Kingdom Brunel was faced with and how he overcame them to produce some of the most iconic structures of the time.
The group also visited cheddar gorge where they had a tour of the cave systems and learned about how the landscape was formed by retreating glaciers during a previous ice age and how early man and animals would use the caves as shelter.
A trip to Longleat safari Park was memorable due to the monkeys sitting on the school bus and trying to destroy it! Pupils were taught about the different habits and habitats of the animals in the park.
The group stayed at a Pontins site and made use of all the amenities, the pool was a favourite to cool down in after everyone had been to the beech across the road.