On Monday 9th June and Thursday 12th June Year 8, after being divided into their respective Houses, went with the girls' school to the Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre for a team building day. HOAC provide a number of different activities ranging from archery and raft building, through to a 'giant swing' and a high ropes course.

On arrival, we were soon acquainted with our DCHS team mates for a short safety briefing, before the different groups set off on their activities for the morning. These full-on activities had exhausted everyone so much that, by lunch, we had all worked up a fair appetite. The afternoon was host to another exciting activity: in the case of my group, raft building. With 10 people on each raft, five boys and five girls, there needed to be a lot of communication amongst the teams if they were to win. Unfortunately my group missed some of that and our raft fell to pieces within a minute. We nevertheless had a lot of fun, and learnt from the exercise.

It was a hot, tiring day and the activities were challenging, but we all had a fantastic time.