- Created: Wednesday, 01 March 2017 10:30
- Written by Emma Howard
We had a brilliant day yesterday - one group started with bush craft. This involved den building in pairs and then fire starting. Oscar H, Theo and Charlie C really got stuck in, waterproofing their shelter with ferns. Billie was very proud of the little extras in her shelter - fully equipped with a broom and rocking-log! Mr Carter turned up just in time to help with the fires. Jen was the best pyromaniac of all though, managing to keep everyone's fires burning! We all learnt a lot about the importance of collaboration and communication.
The other group went off caving and orienteering - Charli S, Ruben and Seb did amazingly well to conquer their fears and take part in cave games. Very proud of them!
After lunch, the footballers enjoyed tackling Mr Carter - the Kingswood instructors were impressed with the ball skills on display. De Sharai's goal keeping skills were noticed!!
It was then time for go-karting, bouldering and indoor climbing. Mr Jones set up a timed lap competition on the go-karts - there were some very careful drivers who followed the instructions about taking it steady as the track was wet; others threw caution to the wind and put pedal to the metal. Lily was the record holder until Oscar R tore up the track. There was also no stopping Eve.
Bouldering was a challenge - we learnt about the different holds and spotted for each other as we made our way along the wall. We then put climbing skills into practice up the indoor wall. I thought it would be easy - I was wrong!! All children challenged themselves - Tate, Brandon, Keira, Miles & Ruby really persevered and didn't want to stop until their arms gave them no choice. Some of the class were like monkeys though - Freya and Jenna scampered to the top in no time.
After another yummy dinner (we had pancakes for pudding), there was just time for the girls to sort out Mrs Simpson's and Mr Jones' hair before our mystery evening. Who kidnapped Mickey Mouse?? The children had to interview 5 mischievous characters to work out who had committed the crime. After fierce interrogation, most teams solved the crime. Lots of fun was had by all :)
We continued our story before bed - all slept well and we awoke to yet another sunny morning. Olivia, Fin and Charli S were voted "stars of the day" by their peers for jollying others along, getting stuck in to everything and challenging themselves. Great work! There's no stopping Tilly's high spirits; she's singing non-stop and keeping morale high. Kyle is enjoying the activities but seems to most like having a cup of tea made by me every morning!
We are looking forward to celebrating Ruby's birthday today with lots of fun activities ahead. Keep your eyes on Twitter - wifi permitting, I'll update it later.