Headed For Home

Mr Mackenzie’s Blog:

And that’s it – the activities are all done! Over the course of the week, the children have been challenged in so many ways. From pushing themselves to face their fear of heights to negotiating the challenge of staying away from home, the children have all excelled!

To finish our visit with all the children together, completing the various elements of the high ropes course really is the perfect way to end such an action-packed week. The sight of the children flying up the various apparatus, supported by the soundtrack of supportive cheers and words of encouragement really epitomises what is so special about these residential trips. Parents – be ready to welcome back children who have grown in so many different ways – and be prepared to be amazed by the incredible tales of their adventures!

Last night also marked our final trip to the swimming pool (much to the immense relief of Mr Burrett & myself), a final cup of Mrs Fidock’s world famous hot chocolate and a final game of table tennis, before the final (and undoubtedly most daunting) challenge of trying to match up the children with the assorted mud-spattered items hidden in the various corners of our house!

We shall we back on the bus at 10am, and should be back at school by midday, in time for lunch. Mr Groves has agreed that parents may pick up the Year 5 children from 1.30pm, but please remember to park in the village as the school gates will not be open until the usual time of 3pm. The rest of us are planning on a very chilled afternoon huddled up in 5M with a film.

These amazing children are tired but incredibly proud, and cannot wait to see you all.