Today has seen a slight reprieve from the rain. Twenty eight tired children emerged from their rooms at the start of the day and headed to the dining hall for breakfast. After a hearty meal, the children headed up to the meeting point to start their morning session.
Half the children heading to the crate stacking area. After setting themselves a target of how high they wanted to get, they set about getting as high as they could. There were lots of squeals as the crates went higher and the children grabbed hold of each other even tighter. The best part was watching their faces as the crates collapsed and they were left dangling in the air. Later the group went off to the tunnelling. Every single child faced the challenge square on and went underground, the instructors were very impressed.
The other half went off to be hoisted into a tree. It required lots of strength, trust and team work to ensure every child made it to the top of the tree. Once at the top, the only way down was to abseil, using the skills they had learnt in the previous session. The children also had the challenge of traversing the pond via two ropes. Intense concentration was needed to get across safely and this was severely tested when a group of ducklings came underneath the ropes and were apparently the cutest thing ever!
After lunch we all headed off to Westward Ho! for surfing. After a quick run around on the beach to warm up and some instruction on how to body board and surf, the children headed into the water. The conditions were perfect, allowing all the children to have lads of fun. Even though it was cold, the smiles on the faces were fantastic and we even had a few children manage to stand up on the surf boards.
Dinner was well needed after all the activity and then Mrs Corke sprang into action as hairdresser extraordinaire. With the girls hair sorted and the disco outfits on, we were ready to tackle the disco. That is after the rooms are tidied and cleared in preparation for leaving tomorrow. Just one activity left, the week has absolutely flown past.
See you all tomorrow. We will send a message when we are about half an hour away. We are aiming for a return of about 6pm.