Tuesday 3rd July
Quote of the Day -
Poppy - 'When my mum knows I've done this, she is going to be so proud.'
All of the cabins were silent and asleep by midnight last night, so everyone had a good rest ready for their busy day today! We started the day with a delicious breakfast, we could choose from cereal, toast, fruit, bacon, hash browns, spaghetti hoops and vegetarian sausages.
After breakfast we began our activities. We have all experienced the muddy sensory trail - some children were extremely muddy by the end of the course! They all worked really well together as a team to find their way through the obstacles whilst wearing their blindfolds. All of the groups also took part in a climbing activity today - some had a go at 'All Aboard', while others tried 'Catwalk' and 'Jacob's Ladder'. Everyone showed strength and determination on the climbing activities and all of the children were really proud of how high they managed to climb! They also worked really well together as a team on many of the activities- they lifted each other up on Jacob's Ladder so that they could climb higher and cheered each other on whilst climbing the 'Catwalk' and 'All Aboard'! So many of our Year 6 children surprised themselves with how much higher they climbed later in the day than on their first climbing activity, so the quote of the day is relevant to all of the children! Some of them are already saying they plan to climb even further next time.
After a busy morning, everyone was looking forward to lunch. On the menu for lunch was jacket potato with beans, cheese or tuna and sweetcorn. There was also a beef madras and rice. Everyone could also help themselves to salad from the salad bar. After we had eaten lunch, we visited the shop. The children enjoyed spending their money on sweets, ice-cream, crisps and treats! After lunch, we all had a go at dragon boating. Everyone enjoyed racing against the other dragon boats along the river and we even took part in a Turtle Class vs Piranha Class race too! The children showed great team work and worked together to paddle their dragon boat up and down the river.
For dinner this evening we could choose from: pasta with bolognaise, vegetarian spring roll, pork casserole and rice with green beans and sweetcorn. There was even cake with strawberry icing and sprinkles for pudding!
This evening's activity is 'Passport to the world' - they have a variety of challenges to complete around the site. The England match is also being shown in the sports hall so many of the children are enjoying cheering on England and predicting the final score!
Tomorrow will be another exciting day, lots of the children are already excited for kayaking!