The children are having a wonderful time - excitement kept them awake on the first evening but last night they were tired after a day of activities.
They have already overcome so many challenges - yesterday they were at Brimham rocks wriggling through a 'Smartie Tube' hole and climbing and abseiling. They are eating well and slept soundly last night but there are still some early risers!
Today the children are on site doing Kayaking and High Ropes. Miss Pickard is going to see them just after lunch and staying for tea.
Do you know what a half hitch knot is? Our Year 6 Do?
The children ended the canoeing and raft building session by having the option to run and jump off the jetty or walk the wobbly rope bridge! Some opted to go straight to the showers.
Just in one activity it is clear to see how confidence, resilience and self-regulation is growing - the children are simply WONDERFUL, learning more about themselves and how to overcome challenges. These are the skills we value so immensely in our federation - the skills that will help them navigate heightened life.
We are already so proud of each and every one of them.
Today the children were off site all day Gorge Walking - they loved being in the water! They were ravenous afterwards so ate SEVERAL plates of roast dinner.
Tuck shop, bonkers games, talent show, oscars certificates and lots of laughter followed. Even the teachers earned a certificate for Best Bed Head, ZIp-Zip-Hooray upside down, and Best Rock Wriggler! You can try and work out who got which one...!
The children have grown so much in confidence and self - belief this week - the instructors noticed it today she said that they 'smashed it!'
We are all so immemsley proud of them. How is it possible for a week to go by in the blink of an eye?
Well done EVERYONE!