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Field Weekend 2017 in numbers

Canoeing, climbing and camping were just a few of the activities on offer during Field Weekend 2017. 

Pupils enjoyed three days of exciting pursuits, including sailing, shooting, tree climbing, mountain biking and archery.

The Combined Cadet Force had a packed programme of activities, which included an assault course, sailing to the Isle of Wight and a trip to Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford. 

The Middles (Year 10) camped overnight in Hailey Wood in shelters they had built themselves using bivvies. 

The Removes (Year 9) went on a trip of the Battlefields, which included visiting The Somme, the Thiepval Memorial and Tyne Cot. 

There was also a music trip to Cambridge, which included a stunning Evensong and Organ Recital at St John's College. 

In numbers, Field Weekend saw:

350 pupils and 48 staff taking part 

24 activities and trips in 3 days

14 km covered in the AS mountain biking session

48 Middles' pupils camping overnight in Hailey Wood

500 – the age of Lightning Oak, the iconic tree which pupils climbed (pictured)

37 – the number of fallen Old Haileyburians recorded on the First World War memorial at Thiepval. Our pupils laid a wreath and left behind a scrapbook filled with research honouring them

7,377 Lancaster Bomber planes made during World War Two – our lucky RAF cadets had the chance to get up close to one at IWM Duxford.