The sun smiled, the air was warm and the children were happy. Every day has been brilliant. Today was perfect.
This morning I did caving for the second time. Yesterday I managed to squeeze through the gap at the end of St Thomas’s passage head first. Today, I just couldn’t negotiate a route through the crack. It must have been the roast beef and Yorkshires from last night. In the end I fitted through feet first on my back. This unfortunately meant going through 4 inches of muddy water so I was very wet. At least I managed to get out! I also tried to break the speed record for the high ropes course by running it. It kept the belayer busy, anyway.
Enjoy the posts. Notice how the children seem to work in feet. What happened to all our work on the metric system? Oh dear. Number of words this evening: 2,500+. Gosh.
Food still seems to be pretty high on the P6 agenda judging by the latest comments. But so have the activities. As I type the building is shaking with the beat of the disco. Nearly there. Be prepared for stinky clothes. And lost socks. But very happy children.
Today was another amazing day. I had a great sleep. Once we got up we tidied up for the inspection. And we got a 10 so that was good. After that it was breakfast. I had toast and coco pops. After that we went on the gorge walk. That was really fun but you got very wet. Then it was lunch. We had soap and bread and biscuits and a coco bar. After that it was the ropes course. Whee! That was extremely fun.
Today I received my 1st letter from my mum! I started crying when I read it. I really miss my mum, and my sister, and Leo (my horse). Today we went gorge walking. AHHHH! It was sooo wet. We were clambering up waterfalls and sliding down rocks with water gushing along them! Next it was the high ropes course. We had to climb up tall platforms and catch the bar! I think they were about 35 ft tall! I felt happy to accomplish my fear of heights!
It was our last day today and my group went to the high ropes course in the morning. It was very scary but I did it. In the afternoon we went canoeing and Mirran and Evie capsized. It was very funny. On the high ropes course we (me, Rebecca, Evie and Kara) went up to a podium (but Rebecca came down) and jumped down. It was very scary and high. Afterwards my group (Kara, Evie and Rebecca and me) went on the catwalk which is two logs about 10-15 apart and some staples in logs to climb on. The canoeing was quite good but my canoe (Kara, me and Rebecca) kept on going off course.
First thing we did was the rope course. It was really fun. We did the small rope course first (I was bad at it). Then we went on to the big rope course. It was more fun. My group went up a log then we went up to the ropes then we had to go along it then we went up to the vines and you had to go along that and then we jumped off. That was the best part. Then we did the canoeing. It was really fun and we got WET!!!
Last night we had a questions sheet and we had to find the answers. I worked with Connor and Liam and Jamie from a different school. When we went to bed we were chatting as usual. When we woke up I made my bed then had breakfast. I had a bacon roll then our first activity was caving. It was dark and cool. Then I had lunch. I had soup and a tuna roll. Our second activity was high ropes. It was so high up. When I got back I had a game of football then had tea. I had spaghetti bolognaise then for dessert I had peach crumble.
Today I woke up and was excited for the ropes course because I heard that it was fun, so we got ready for breakfast and it was bacon roll. YUMMY! So we went to the ropes course and we got to do the trapeze and monkey bars. Then we went for lunch and we had tomato and basil soup. Then we went to do canoeing at the end. I tried to get quartz out of the loch and me and Evie capsized. It was cold. Then we went home and had tea.
Today was one of the best days this week (probably the best). In the morning we went gorge walking. It started off quite easy, but then we found the keyhole. We had to squeeze through a small hole with a waterfall running through it. After that we found a massive puddle and jumped in. It was SOO cold. I was thinking about sprinting back and having a shower, and the worst was still to come! There was this big rock with a tiny passage like an underwater cave. I had never been so cold in all of my life! There was a big slide at the top that only worked when you made a dam and let the water floor.
The gorge was the best activity yet, but soon to be beaten by the Ropes…
First was the low ropes course which was a bit like an assault course a metre off the ground. The high ropes though were about 30m off the ground. It was REALLY scary, especially when 4 of us had to stand on a trapeze and do things like leaning backwards. As we got up, Mr Devereux soon knocked us all off, but I stayed on and laughed at them from the top. LOL. Well, that’s basically all that happened this week, so goodbye!