We are here and having the best time! We arrived just before 12 and were greeted by our instructors. We were given a tour of the accommodation buildings and most importantly were fed; we had ham, egg and chips with salad. We have felt incredibly welcome and the children love their groups and their dormitories.
We have been taking part in ‘Round Robin’ this afternoon which involves multiple activities whilst running around the site and getting used to where everything is. We have been climbing through trees, climbing on the low ropes, wading through water and pirate ships, running like spiders on nets in the air, scrambling through an assault course, climbing up slippery slides and playing games in the wooden fortress. We were completely soaked from head to toe, most probably because the end of round robin involved ducking our heads under a waterfall before swinging on a rope like Tarzan into a pool of water. Luckily for the children, there is a wet room where they can dry their clothes overnight.
Dinner tonight consisted of a roast dinner which was absolutely delicious, followed by chocolate cake and cream!
We have been on a walk tonight up to an old fort, which took us around two hours. We have just returned and have had milk and water and now getting ourselves ready for bed! It has been a very long day for us all.
Over the next couple of days, different groups will be doing different activities. For this reason I have listed the children and their group leader so that you can keep track of the ones your child has done that day.
Group 1 (Mrs Hillier) – Joshua, Kian A, Kian R, Neaven, Ben C, Molly, Mia, Thomas R, Josh Murphy
Group 2 (Miss Bartropp) – Josh B, Kieran, Adam, Daniel, Pranav, Gracie, Emma, Isabelle, Harry
Group 3 (Mrs Prior) – Marcus, Mason, Kayla, Jodie, Max C, Billy, Jamie, Aaron, Benjamin H
Group 4 (Mrs Wilson) – Owen, Josh Mc, Ciaran, Tom, Annalise, Umaim, Ryan, James, Leah
Group 5 (Mrs Lees) – Frank, Joe, Leo, Hannah, Rani, Maya, Zak, Frazer, Shreyas
Group 6 (Mrs Bravington) – Honey, Katie, Rachel, Charlie, Elsbeth, Jessica, Max, Ben, Kara
We are really excited for a fun day tomorrow.
Goodnight from all of us, 198 miles away!