I think that was the quietest night I've ever had on a residential! All of the children were asleep by 9.45pm and slept right through. We've had a brilliant day doing loads of great activities. The children had great fun on the beach. Some looked in rock pools whilst others did fossil hunting. Loads of finds and smiles all round. The next activity was bush craft which involved building dens and lighting fires. The children really enjoyed being out and about today; playing, lighting fires, rock pooling, fossil hunting and being in nature. They are all looking forward to seeing you tomorrow and can't wait to fill you in on all the exciting things that they have been experiencing.
Slightly earlier night from activities tonight so we can pack, check rooms and try to return lost property to the rightful owner (wish us luck)! Be prepared for very tired children and lots of dirty clothes to wash! On a plus side, the children have been having regular showers and should come back relatively clean themselves! As you can see from some of the photos below, they've needed them!!! We will text when we are leaving Southampton as agreed.
Please remember to sign back all medication on our return. The children will already have any money that they have left over.
The children settled quite quickly last night and were all asleep by 10.45pm which was incredible really! They woke this morning at the crack of dawn and were ready for the day ahead. After showers and getting dressed, we went for breakfast. Full English breakfast, toast, cereal, fruit, yoghurt – something for everyone! The day has been full of fun filled activities. Zip wire, 3G swing and side by side buggies to name but a few. All of the children are having a great time and are immersing themselves into everything that the residential trip has to offer. They go from activity to activity with smiles on their faces and talking excitedly about what they have just experienced and what’s up next for them. Many are overcoming personal boundaries and it is wonderful to see them building resilience and confidence in everything that they do. You should be very proud of each and every one of them – I know that we are!
Well that was a busy day! We set off from school at 10.30am and had a smooth run to Southampton apart from getting stuck in traffic in Salisbury! We made it to the ferry terminal in good time and boarded. We immediately went to the top deck for lunch and watched the ships go by. Lunch was great (thanks for all of the disposables - it really helped). We arrived at Kingswood at about 2.45pm and immediately set out exploring. The children wanted to find their dorms and settle in for a while. After this, we had a full site tour and safety chat. The children were all very excited to see all of the different activities on offer and couldn't wait to get stuck in. Dinner was very good and every child ate well. Macaroni cheese, beef burritos or chicken noodles. There was also chips, garlic bread and plenty of veg. Several of the children made plenty of trips to the salad bar. Everyone was certainly full by the end. Our first activities followed. One group did laser quest which was great fun. The other did the 3G Swing. All of the children are now taking part in the scrapheap challenge. After that there will be hot chocolate, biscuits and bed. Enjoy the photos. More tomorrow!