Year 6 will be enjoying a residential trip to Laches Wood between 6th and 8th June 2018.
See below for exciting updates during our visit.
This morning we all woke up a little later than usual due to all the activities the previous day, we were pretty exhausted but onward and upwards! Again after another hearty breakfast (to keep us going) we had the task of packing our bags and tidying our rooms. After an inspection by all the teachers and Mr S. who was really impressed by our cleanliness, we were ready for the final activity of the visit. These were biking, high ropes and caving. We all tried our best and faced our fears and felt very proud of our achievements (despite the rain).
Feeling rather wet but proud, we all headed to the Arrowhead classroom for our last meal. It was great to have our lunch with Mr S, Mr Smith and Mr CJ especially the flapjack!
After lunch our group had time to reflect on the whole experience, we all felt really proud of our efforts and shared them with each other. This was so easy because we have all achieved so much.
Next was time to leave Laches Wood, although we were all tired, we felt so proud of what we had achieved and how we had represented our school. The teachers are so proud of us and how we have shown maturity, independence and resilience during our time here. We have all matured greatly and cemented our friendships with each other. Although this is our last visit as a class at Edward the Elder, we shall remember this experience for a lifetime.
Today has yet again a fantastic day. Everyone’s tiredness soon vanished after a hearty breakfast. The first activities of the day included archery, orienteering and canoeing which everyone loved. It was a first for many but probably not the last. After another lovely picnic lunch outside, the next activities began - canoeing and high ropes. Everyone in Mrs Guest’s group braved the high ropes including Mrs Dawson!
After our evening meal which again was delicious, we headed to the Laches Wood shop to spend our pocket money on a variety of souvenirs of our time here. The final activity of the day was a photo trail where we had to locate places around the site, it was pretty tricky. Next was time for hot chocolate and biscuits ready for bed. It’s our last day tomorrow so we intend to enjoy every last moment!
It appears we don't know our right from left!!
An enjoyable breakfast had by all! Ready for morning activities. A few tired faces this morning but overall slept well and very excited for today's events!
More photos to follow!
The visit to Laches Wood finally arrived. We were welcomed by some fantastic weather, it’s a good job we had the sun cream. First we had some free time to explore the site and took a guided tour with Mr CJ.
First thing was to sort out the bedrooms and make our beds which was the first challenge.
Lunch was great, a picnic in the glorious sunshine.
Next we were put into our groups and started our first activities of the day. Caving, biking, archery and orienteering. This was a challenge for some but we all had a go and persevered!
Evening meal was fabulous and much needed ready for the next activity. Mr Smith set up a campfire in the woods, he asked lots of challenging questions but wow, Ajai was so knowledgable about bushcraft. Mr Smith was so impressed.
Toasting marshmellows on the fire was the next activity, it was pretty delicious to be honest. In fact there were a few Bear Grylls in the class! This was followed by a scavenger hunt in the woods which proved pretty tricky but everyone found most items.
Last stop of the day was the classroom for a well-deserved hot chocolate. Day 2 sounds like it’s going to be pretty eventful too so it’s an early night for everyone including the teachers!