Can't believe we are on day 4! Today we did wet and dry activities. Everyone participated and had an amazing day. Fun was had on the bell boats, great team spirit as the children rowed in unison! Abseiling, crate stacking and wall climbing went well, the weather was kind so we could complete all! After lunch some groups went to the birds of prey centre to be introduced to the hawks and the falcons, amongst many others, Barney the owl was a huge hit! Raft building was phenomenal and they were successfully launched on the water, much to the children's delight! After a hearty barbecue back at base the children got ready for the eagerly anticipated talent night. As usual Woodlesford children never fail to entertain, laughter had by all. After a disco and dance the children had their final nights sleep at Hawkhirst, recharging their batteries, ready for their big pack up and last day before home!
Morning all, what an amazing day yesterday!! Another astonishing morning, frost and sunshine in the forest - perfect. The am was spent erecting tents - not an easy occupation with cold hands and inexperience with the art of tent pegs and inner toggles! Suffice to say that after 2hrs the children were finally victorious!! Roll mats down and sleeping bags in, ready and waiting for the cold night later! After another hearty lunch we were off to Kielder Castle and Forest for fire making and survival shelters. The heavens decided to treat us to a downpour whilst foraging for ferns and bracken - but did that put off our intrepid adventurers - NO IT DIDN'T!! The kids were amazing, full of determination and energy in spite of the conditions. The shelters were amazing and the kids were suitably muddy and soaked! Then to fire making and marshmallows - warmed by the flames
A few more photographs from yesterday and today's events. Looks like they are having a wonderful, busy time.
Just a few photographs from Monday and Tuesday in Northumberland
Year 6 girls have taken part in a fantastic taster session for girls rugby with the Leeds Rhinos Foundation. Every single girl did the school proud and thoroughly enjoyed the training. Lois from the Rhinos commented that it was very refreshing to come to school where every child joined in with a smile on their face. A brilliant time was had by all and they even enjoyed the mud.
Lois told them about a further taster session which is being run next Tuesday the 7th February at Oulton Rugby Club at 6pm. All the girls took a leaflet.
Should your child want to take part they will be very much welcomed on the evening. This is a free taster session and is a great opportunity for them with great fitness, social and team building benefits. It is suitable for all.
If you are interested, however, you would like any further information Lois’s details are on the leaflet and she would welcome your questions by either email or phone and is really looking forward to seeing the girls next Tuesday.
Well done Year 6 Girls.
Y6 took part in a 'Egg Challenge' today, using only 20 straws and a metre of masking tape. They were required to protect an egg from a 10 foot drop!
Wow, another fantastic day. After a successful camp out in the woods, the kids got themselves together for their next set of dry and wet activities. The dry groups intrepidly undertook the challenge of the climbing, abseiling and crate stacking!! Everyone managed to get down the 50 ft abseiling tower!!
Year 6 went to the National Coal Mining Museum on 23rd November. What a great experience!
On the 15th September 6AS went to Thwaite Mills as part of their topic work