Today was another fabulous day. We were all up bright and early (some awake before 5am!) and the children enjoyed filling their bellies with a full English breakfast – the hash browns were a definite highlight for Mrs Reece!
Sensory trail – This crazy activity involved the children navigating their way through a wet, muddy and uneven forest whilst blindfolded and holding onto a guide rope (easy right?). The children thoroughly enjoyed this excuse to slide along the ground on their bellies through the mud as they climbed through giant tyres and other obstacles that were put in their way…and the teachers took great pleasure in adding to the mud with extra buckets of water! Great fun was had by all…. apart from the children’s clothes!
Abseiling – This one was definitely not one for the feint hearted! Again, we were incredibly impressed by the children’s determination to conquer their nerves and complete their abseil, in spite of the dizzying heights of the tower. So many of the children were up and down the wall like Spiderman, it was great to see how fearless they were. We are really proud of them all for cheering each other on and for giving it a shot. Even if they didn’t manage to complete their abseil, the children should all be extremely proud of themselves for trying!
Katacanoeing – This was a leisurely afternoon trip down the river for the teachers…not so leisurely for the children though, who definitely worked up an appetite rowing up and down the river against strong winds! (There were certainly a few sore arms the next morning!) Great team work skills were seen in this activity and the children kept in good spirits singing rowing songs….even when Miss Lewis’s canoe ended up rowing into the reeds along the side of the river – oops!
After another hearty dinner on day on Thursday evening, we were back outside wrapped up warm ready for some songs and marshmallow toasting around the campfire. The children showcased some impressive talents in the campfire talent show (Lights, camera, action!)….but we all agree the highlight had to be Mr Pownall’s passionate but somewhat out of tune rendition of Robbie Williams’ ‘Angels’ – I don’t think the children have ever laughed so much! After a very full on day and evening, the children certainly slept well!