Two particular highlights today for the children have been taking on the GIANT SWING and heading out on the canoes (in the sun)! This evening, the pupils had great fun throwing some shapes and their best dance moves at the disco.
We are aiming to leave here at 2pm tomorrow. Please check the school website for an up to date eta.
Mr Hassard and Kitty take on the GIANT swing!
This morning all the children took part in raft building. To start with, they had to build their raft, before taking it onto the water. Although the rafts all floated...none of the pupils/Mrs Carter and Mr Hassard escaped getting very wet! The rest of the day was spent flying down the zip wire, conquering the climbing wall and taking on the crate stacking challenge. This evening we went to the local skating rink in Swindon. The pupils made incredible progress and were commented by many members of the public on their excellent behavior.
The pupils had a good night sleep and the weather has been much better today! Mr Hallum has now joined us and has been so impressed with the resilience the pupils have showed. The children have shown great courage and determination when taking part in the activities and have thoroughly enjoyed their day. We have just come back from a camp fire and are now settling down for a peaceful nights sleep!
We arrived at 1pm after stopping off at South Mimms and had lunch. This afternoon the pupils have met their two group leaders, had a tour of the site and settled into their rooms. They enjoyed sausages and potatoes for dinner as well as being given permission to have unlimited salad ALL WEEK! This evening they took part in problem solving games, involving a water balloon drop off a tower and are now all settled in bed. Hoping for a slightly drier day tomorrow
We had a great day at the Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey today. The pupils looked fantastic in their outfits! They took part in four workshops: Women in Wartime, experienced what it was like during an air raid, met Mr Jones and learnt about rationing in his shop and prepared to be evacuated to the countryside. Pupils were also set a special task during the day and had to work out which on of the four characters were the spy! Mr H
Look out for the Kingswood display coming to a corridor near you soon....
Heathlands singing the morning chants...defying gravity!
Look out for the last set of Kingswood photos on Tuesday! In the meantime, have a go at this survey....
Year 6 have had another fantastic day! We headed off this morning to Morston Quay for the seal trip! The pupils were so lucky to see so many seals and in such glorious weather! After eating a packed lunch, we then travelled back to the Kingswood site and completed four activites this afternoon! Three of the groups got to fly down the zip wire. It was fish and chips or lasagne for dinner tonight and then the pupils took part in a scrap bottle challenge. They have been packing/stuffing their cases and have just two activities left for tomorrow morning- sad times! We are aiming to leave around 1pm and arrive back at school at approx. 3:30pm. Please check the school website/board outside school for any changes.
It has been a pleasure taking the year 6 pupils to Kingswood and seeing them achieve so much in just 5 days!! We are all very proud of them and I'm sure they will have many stories to tell you all. Mr H
After a tiring day two, all of the children slept soundly last night! Today, all the groups took on the mighty abseil tower!! They really enjoyed this activity and had the opportunity to complete it twice. Later on, two of the groups went on the quad bikes whilst others were completing archery and fencing.
In other news, you will be pleasantly pleased to know that all pupils seem to be using new underwear and socks each day (we are just hoping it's their own)!
Tonight's dinner was curry which went down well with everyone. Great fun was then had at the disco with both children and staff showing off their best moves. We will be heading off on the seal trip tomorrow morning, on our next adventure! Mr H