A few popular phrases of the week

“I AM NOT A CHILD”, (Sorry!! Mrs Poole)

“It’s ok, ladies, it’s only midnight - We’ve got until the last one's asleep (3.30am) to finish this blog!!!!"

“Do we have to?"

Little Miss why, "No more questions, you’ve had your quota."


"Get to bed!!!!"


Teacher- “Lights out!!!!" Child- ”But it’s dark!!"

“Can I use your shower? Don’t like the look of ours.”

“I need the toilet!!”

“Can we have thirds?”

“Ooops!! I’ve got wind.” ( in confined spaces)

“I love you, Miss!!”

“I really like Red Ridge!! If my mom could see me now, she wouldn’t let me do this!”

“Use your feet, not your knees!!"

“I can’t find it.”

AM-“ can I have a shower?”   NOON- “ Can I have a shower?”   PM- “Can I have a shower?"   Before bed- “Can I have a shower?” ( we have the cleanest kids at King David)

“I feel sick.”

“What do we need a stamp for?”

"Torches weren’t on the list."

3am- (Child)  “Mrs Poole, can I sleep on the floor?”

“That’s crackin" (Rob-instructor)

“Awesome!!!!” (Mrs Perry)

“I am not your mom!!, but what can I do for you?”( all staff)

“We've been walking for hours!" - night walk, 5mins into walk.

Wednesday 1st March 2017

Thankfully, today, the sun has been shining. After breakfast, we headed out of the valley and towards Welshpool. On the coach, Mrs Poole was in charge of the singing. 'Wheels on the bus' was the song of the moment. You can take the Early Years teacher out of the classroom but she will always be an Early Years teacher. 


After our beautiful singing we arrived at our location near Pool Quay. Half of the group went Caving and half of the group went rock climbing and abseiling.

Group 1: After spotting a Royal Mail van and singing 'Postman Pat' and 'We're going on a Cave hunt' whilst crossing the golf course, we hit the cave!!! All the children went into the cave and explored the passages.  


Group 2: Whilst one group was exploring the caves, finding new wildlife (including a sleeping bat), the other group was climbing and abseiling real rock faces.  


Real achievements have been made by all our children. They have encouraged each other and challenged themselves (and the teachers). The staff at Red Ridge are very impressed with our children's new found ability to adapt, listen and follow instructions. The children are now warm due to the staff members' wardrobe. 


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Day Two Year 6

Day two began with snow, but that didn't dampen the children's spirits. After a cooked breakfast, the children had a short kayaking lesson in the dining room. We were asked to wrap up very warm and were all kitted out with waterproof jackets and trousers. They battled against the sleet, snow and heavy winds getting up to the lake for a morning Kayaying.  Despite the weather conditions, the children loved being on the water.

Mrs Poole and Mrs Bennett are so proud of all of year six today. Each and every child has achieved a personal accomplishment over the past two days. They have all worked beautifully as a team helping each other overcome their fears and aversions, despite the weather conditions.


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