What a day (yesterday)! Incredibly, no one thought to pack sun cream when planning for a school trip at the beginning of March. We made the most of the glorious weather, spending almost the whole day outside, culminating with a some moonlit wide games and bonfire in the evening.
Climbing Tower: Michelangelo once said, “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” This didn’t apply to the children yesterday. It was amazing to see so many of them challenge themselves, some struggling on their first attempt, some crying, and then overcoming their nerves to climb higher than they thought possible. There were so many names that could be mentioned. Here are just a few: Teri and Lois showed amazing persistence and strength. With some grips just out of reach and taking several attempts to cling on to, they clambered all the way to the top. On his second attempt, Ben did a brilliant job at pushing (and pulling) himself and making it over halfway. These inspiring feats would have been a lot harder if it hadn’t been for all their friends encouraging them and supporting them from the ground.
Archery: No one managed to split an arrow with their accuracy but there were plenty of bullseyes and nobody was punctured by a stray arrow.
Karting: After a few early morning gremlins, the karts were fired up and our wannabe Lewis Hamilton’s took to the track. Liam, Izzy, Jacob, Lillie and Brandon were certainly on the Hamilton end of the spectrum, with an equal proportion being happy with a more sedate pace, often being outstripped by passing butterflies.
Here is a picture from our night games in the woods:
We have had a great time. Just a few hours left for these children before the next lot arrive; they have a lot to live up to.
“I’ve decided I want there to be a really bad thunder storm so we can’t leave, ever!” Izzy (she misses home, too)