Pupils at Daventry’s Newnham Primary School rise to the challenges of the Brecon Beacons

Pupils at Newnham Primary School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, took part in a variety of outdoor challenges in the Brecon Beacons, an area mostly associated with training the Special Air Service.

The pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 enjoyed in a week-long residential trip to the Welsh national park, where they were put through their paces with a variety of activities including gorge walking, mountain scramble and caving.

As well as participating in a number of physical activities, pupils were encouraged to work as part of a team to solve a series of problems designed to test their communication skills, logic and reasoning.

Sol Johnson, Headteacher at Newnham Primary School, said: “This incredible opportunity has helped our pupils to develop and grow. Their confidence has soared, helping them to tackle the more everyday challenges associated with learning in the classroom and beyond.

“Being part of the David Ross Education Trust helps us to provide our pupils with some fantastic enrichment opportunities that they may not normally have access to.”


As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Newnham Primary School has a firm belief in creating outstanding citizens. The school’s diverse and well-structured learning experiences encourage pupils to work together and participate in several activities involving elements of teamwork.

Newnham Primary School is a small academy with a huge ambition. The pupils benefit from the advantages of being a small village school backed with the incredible support of the David Ross Education Trust, allowing them to receive the best of both worlds.