Another busy day began with a walk to the edge of the forest to help with a local conservation project. We have made our contribution to the planting of a new forest by planting approximately 1500 - 2000 oak and birch trees. The kids worked so hard and loved every minute of working outdoors in the beautiful sunshine. It was then back to Hawkhirst for a picnic lunch outside before setting off for an afternoon at Keilder castle learning survival skills. With varying levels of success the shelters we built were put to the “water test”!
Tents are now up and the excitement is building for a night under canvas!
Y6 Northumberland Day 2
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela
What a superb Day 2 - full of challenge and 'lots' of rising back up!!
We awoke to morning sunshine streaming through the forest. Hearty breakfast and excited children started morning activities. Climbing, abseiling and Jacob’s ladder attacked with gusto. Bell-boating 1km race across the lake smashed by all the others. Sandwiches made and consumed, more sandwiches prepared for Wed lunch. Kids found culinary skills they never knew they had. Bird of prey centre left kids spell bound. Raft building was, once again, the greatest challenge of the trip. Your kids rose to that challenge and persevered to the very end – nearly all finished things off with a daring leap in the water off the jetty. Incredible – March 2020 water temperature! Night orienteering, a fabulous end to a tremendous day.
Y6 Northumberland Day 1
Wow! What a first day. A huge success in every way. The excitement began at Washington services when we discovered it has a Greggs!! After re-fuelling with pasties and hot chocolate we headed to Hadrians wall for our first adventure. Apart from a ten minute hail storm we walked in beautiful weather and arrived back at the buses before sunset to set off to Hawkhirst. After a much needed hot meal it was back out into the forest for our night walk. With torches off we star gazed at a beautiful sky before heading off to bed for a well earned rest. Each and every child was a credit to both their school and their family and we are all looking forward to a day of activities ahead tomorrow.
Y6 Northumberland Residential
Y6 Welcome Meeting
Our Parents SATs Information Meeting
SATs parent information video from the Government
Take a look at the links below that were all used as part of our literacy topic to inspire the children to write climate change speeches.