Eagles Class Residential
Today we went for a mountain hike. We scaled rocks through the stream before climbing to the summit for an excellent view! Along the way we saw many wrecked planes before reaching the large wreck of the American B29 Super Fortress.
We then made our way back to the coach to take on the 100ft bridge abseil! The children really enjoyed this activity and some descended over a river.
It was then back to base camp for a tasty fish and chip dinner before the children played in the grounds for the evening.
Tomorrow we have one activity – ‘the wormhole’ - then we will be making the journey home for some much needed rest!
We mostly had better weather today with a few large downpours in the afternoon. We completed three activities today before a late night of football and free time.
We went rock climbing up some 30ft crags. As a team, we helped each other to reach the summit. The children also had a practice at abseiling the 30ft crag ready for the 100ft bridge abseil tomorrow. The children have excellent team work skills and we’re all cheering each other on.
We also went for a long walk down a stream. This was great, messy and wet fun, even with the terrifying river weeds which kept attacking Mrs Barnes!
The evening saw a great sporting achievement with the Lions game and the England football match watched by many children. The ones who didn’t want to watch had great fun in the ample grounds of the centre, playing until dark.
Last full day tomorrow, we will be out for the day walking up a big hill to the bridge abseil.
Today we went to Carsington Water for a nature walk and some canoeing.
Despite the wet weather the children donned their wet weather gear and their walking shoes for a nice 2 mile nature walk. We saw all kinds of exciting bird species from the bird hides at the side of the reservoir, not as good as the children’s prototypes from STEM week though! We had lunch by an adventure park and the children were able to play on the equipment.
We then went canoeing on the reservoir, we took to boats of 2/3 people and played water games. There were races and a unique game of canoe football! (Which myself and Alice S won!) once this was over the children all dunked themselves into the reservoir and attempted to fit all 15 children on to one canoe. They didn’t manage it.
After a good, traffic free journey, we arrived on site around 12.30pm. The children quickly settled into their dorms and ate their packed lunch. There was no time to waste as we went straight into our first activity: Weaselling. This involved running, jumping, climbing and squeezing ourselves through small gaps on a large hill with the most stunning scenery you have ever seen! The children worked together to help each other navigate the small gaps and big jumps.
After Weaselling it was straight back for a delicious meal of meatballs and pasta, and back out again for a vertical evening hike up a Tor. Again, we saw the most beautiful scenery and the instructors told us that on a clear day you can see Mount Snowdonia from the summit!
The children then had some free time before collapsing into bed for a good nights sleep ready for the activities today.