Wow! What an action packed day we’ve had! After having lunch on arrival, we went to the gear store to get ready for our first activity- the assault course!
The children had a brilliant time on the high ropes, the low ropes and ringing the bell up the climbing the pole!
After sorting our dorms and luggage we had a delicious chicken dinner and sponge and custard and we were raring to go again.
In the evening we went on a walk that started dusky and became gradually dark, so it was head torches on! The children did fabulously well navigating and traversing logs, muddy paths and gentle streams.
Here are just a selection of the hundreds of photos we have taken today:
We have been in email communication with the Aliens. The Aliens asked about our investigation of growing conditions for seeds and we have sent email reports with photograph attachments.
Alfie in Year Six has been speaking to his family about his ‘family connection’ with World War One. He shared his homework in assembly about his Grandad who served in the First World War.
On Wednesday we attended the Worsley Schools Cup. We were drawn in Group 3 to play St. Marks and Christ the King. Both tough teams to play against and the matches only being 10 minutes one way we knew we were up against it.
Our first game was against St. Marks. We missed a penalty and several shots hit the cross bar. After a very tense 10 Minutes the game ended 0-0
Our second match against Christ the King, another tough team. Christ the King scored first to leave us trailing with only 3 minutes to go then Ewan scored a fantastic goal to even the score and that’s how it ended.
In the semi-final we played Mesne Lea and won 2-0 to put us in the final. The final was against St. Andrews with the score ending 0-0 at full time. An extra 5 minutes was played which resulted in St. Andrews scoring with only seconds to go. The final score 0-1.
The weather was atrocious, snowing all afternoon but the teams behaviour was exemplary with teachers from other schools complementing them on their attitude.
Well Done Boys on winning your Silver Medal
There were 4 cross country races held on a Saturday morning. Year 3 and 4 boys and girls were well represented with at least 6- 8 runners per race. However, Y5/6 boys and girls struggled to get a team together but many thanks to Daniel and Harry running for Y5/6 boys and Molly, Anna, and Syana for Y5/6 girls.
Y3/4 boys team were in first place after the first race but, unfortunately after a very cold and snowy second race they dropped down to 3rd place with St Marks and James Brindley in joint first. However, there was only one point between Ellenbrook and the winners so it was down to the last race.
All the regular Y3/4 boys ran on the last race and a huge well done to them as they won the team Bronze (Louis, Alfie, Vishnu, Khai , Caelan and George). Unfortunately this was the only medal we won.
But I would like to say a huge thank you to all the children and parents who turned up for the races on the Saturday mornings and also for those parents who helped out by either being a marshall or helped with the results.
We were very lucky with the weather today. After a night of heavy rain the sun came out when we started our activities, and it stayed dry all day!
Another action packed day of activities: high ropes and low ropes, the fisherman’s gorge, canoeing and gorge walking.
In the evening, the children enjoyed their disco with lots of interesting dancing. We then had circle time when children shared their favourite memories of the week- there were lots.
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Today, the weather changed. We went on a walk through forest and over hill between Betws-y-Coed and Lledr Hall. The weather started off fine and dry, then after lunch the rain started. This added to the already large puddles and we all got a bit wet… the children loved it! Stomping through puddles, plunging through mud, the five miles we walked were a lot of fun!
After drying off, showering and putting on some clean clothes, the children enjoyed playing some wooden games made by a member of staff at Lledr- the wonderful Jed!
This evening the children are having a cosy film night meanwhile it still rains outside!
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