27th March - We are due back at around 4pm this afternoon though please bear with us if we are a little delayed tackling the M25 on Friday afternoon. If there is going to be a very significant delay, we will let you know. Keep an eye on twitter, too!
26th March - Another fantastic day albeit rather wet and muddy to start with! The children have participated in yet more activities so that everyone has now completed high equilibrium, leap of faith and Jacobs Ladder. All the groups have done archery and marble motion and everyone went swimming - which was good because they got wet but this time not from the rain or the puddles on the nightline! We topped off the evening with the disco and the class and group leaders' dance off - Miss Grant another winner in spite of Mrs. Bhabra's efforts (and a pulled muscle!). The children fell into bed last night and were asleep before lights were out!
Every child has been fantastic on the trip and we have been awash with compliments from our instructors and staff from other schools about how well mannered and kind the children have been. They have been a credit to you and our school.
25th March - Wednesday was so action packed there was no time for an update, but that shows just how busy Year 6 have been! We hope you've been kept up-to-date with our residential tweets!
Groups were involved in a huge range of activities including zip wiring, team problem solving challenge, aeroball - netball with trampolines - the high equilibrium challenge and a new activity for this year when the children produced their own digital music track and song. The sun shone all day and, just to make the day even better, Mrs. Akehurst was able to join us! We finished the day with a quiz. Inter-group competition between the group leaders remains high with Miss Grant thrashing Mrs. Bhabra on the zip wire race and Dr. Leonard's group winning the quiz!
'This is the greatest trip EVER' - Gabriel 'Aeroball was amazing. In the time I was doing it I really increased my skills' - Chay 'I absolutely loved the leap of faith because I didn't think I would do it but then I did and I caught the trapeze!' - Madison
This morning the rain has set in but we don't care!
24th March - Year 6 arrived safely at Kingswood yesterday afternoon. After settling into rooms, making beds and eating dinner, they started their activities. One group completed the nightline challenge, which involves tackling an obstacle course as a group. Usually this is done blindfolded but as it was dark they didn't need this equipment! The instructor said that the groups were the best team they had ever taken through the challenge. The other half of the year did their first rock climbing challenge, working together to get to the top. We ended the evening with singing and hot chocolate around the camp fire.
Already today, and in spite of the rain, the children have completed team tech challenges, the Jacob's Ladder climb, abseiling, quad biking, orienteering and the curriculus maze. Year 6 have embraced all the challenges and are getting braver by the second, encouraged by each other to push themselves harder in each activity.
We'll update the website daily and, if you've access, the linked twitter account also has a range of photos. Mrs. Bhabra is keen to secure a huge following by the end of the week!