Well it is almost the end of our first day, but we may be being a little optimistic that they will all go to bed early!!! We arrived safely at around 1.30pm and after dropping off our cases and being taken on a tour, we all met to start our first activity.
Two groups set off on their coastal walk. They began by creating sand masterpieces and then set off to explore the rock pools. Your children decided the best way to do this was to immerse themselves completely in the rock pools, hence 14 soggy wet children returned triumphant after spotting crabs, anemones, jellyfish and periwinkles.
The other two groups went to complete the canoe drill. Into the swimming pool they went and learnt how to use the paddles accurately and what to do if they capsize. After plenty of practise (not always taking the most direct route!) the children began to get the hang of it.
Dinner was very welcomed when it arrived as we were all very hungry. Lasagne, sausage casserole or ratatouille were the main choices with many other extras on the side.
After dinner, two groups tackled the low ropes and two groups went on the ringo ride (Miss Webster’s favourite). There was some great team work on the rope course, with children supporting each other brilliantly. The children on the ringo ride all had great fun and everyone managed to stay on!
So now we sit and wait and pray to the sleep gods that the children all settle down quickly and we all get a good night sleep ready for the fun tomorrow. Wish us luck!
(Hopefully we will add some photos tomorrow but we are struggling with the internet currently)