Year 5 Monday

Wow!!!! What an amazing start to our adventure! We arrived in the snow and it continued throughout the afternoon into the evening. We started by having our lunch and sorting out the dormitories. Off outside to the achery. Some amazing archers in year 5. Changing over after 2 hours to the artificial caving. Have a look at the photos and enjoy.

 

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To finish the day, both Year 5 and Year 6 went on an evening hike in the snow. Through worsening weather we trudged across the Welsh hills. The children were amazing, jumping over the streams and pot holes (up to their waists if they fell in). The walk took us over stiles and through deserted farms. We arrived back for 10 o'clock, very weary and tired, but an exhilarating walk was had by all and a few full wellingtons. 

Day One Red Ridge

We arrived safe and sound about 12.30pm. The children all helped us to unload the coach and get ready for the adventure that was awaiting.

Year Six started off in the artificial caves. This comprised of an indoor, manmade caving system under the games room. The children had to crawl through tubes, up and over bars and around the obstacles in their way. They tried this with the lights on and soon they were more confident and the lights were turned off. 

Our next task was Archery, this was outside with a few snow showers thrown in. We had some really good archers in Year Six that earned extra house points by hitting the yellow inner target.

By 5.30pm, everyone was ready for a nice hot dinner. This evening's adventure entailed a lovely night hike until 10pm in the snow showers. We had a few moans and groans but the children loved it.

Tomorrow we are Kayaking and using the climbing frames which does include a zipwire which they are all excited about.

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Residential under way!

The coach arrived safely at the centre and all is well. Watch this space for pics and news!