SCHOOL usually means boring textbooks, long lessons and being trapped inside on bright sunny days - but one school from Penarth did things a little differently.

Year 6 children from Albert Primary School went for a trip to Condover Hall Residential Activity Centre in Shropshire.

The activity centre set in the Shropshire countryside offers a combination of outdoor and indoor adventurous activities.

Considered one of the most outstanding Elizabethan manor houses in England, this Grade I-listed building intertwines the charm of rural Britain with easy motorway access.

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Albert School on a trip to Shropshire

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The kids went to Condover Hall Residential Activity Centre

Head teacher Andrew Gilbert said the trip is a vital event in the school calendar.

“This annual opportunity organised by the school plays a key role in providing our pupils with an environment that supports their development, encourages participation and creates life-long memories,” said Mr Gilbert.

“Learning outside the classroom supports the mental and physical health of our learners.”

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They did a range of activities enhancing life skills

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Head teacher Andrew Gilbert said the trip is a vital event in the school calendar

The kids did activities such as high aerial trek, high and low rope courses, indoor laser maze and more.

Mr Gilbert said as well as having fun, they learnt a lot of valuable skills that could be used for the future.

“Our pupils took part in a wide range of activities that encouraged teamwork and collaboration skills,” added Mr Gilbert.

“These skills will be valuable in their personal development, future educational opportunities and careers.”