6T residential Day 1
Wednesday 7th June | 17 comments
We have had a superb day!
We made good time driving to Pateley Bridge for our initial visit to Coldstone Cut. We decided to ‘go for it’ and try to push Ali up. He worked hard and, assisted by some friends (and some pushing by staff), he made it to the top! The views were stunning (as was the public art that acts as the viewing platform). It was hilariously windy!
We had lunch with 6CH and moved in to our tents. At 1.30 we began getting ready for our first activity: abseiling and gorge walking.
Once we were all kitted up we went to the bridge, high above the gorge, from which we were abseiling. Some were very nervous but we ALL did it, including Ali, and we supported each other and got very positive comments from members of the public watching on.
From Mr Tiffany’s group:
Once we had all got down successfully, we had a superb couple of hours scrambling around in the river. At this point, all the photos are from Mr Harris’ group as he was the only one that was daft enough to take a camera down (who, apart from the School Business Manager, was going to tell him off if it had got broken?). The children had a fantastic time and it was probably more challenging than we expected. It was very slippery and we certainly needed to help each other. There was a lot of laughter and excitement.
As I write this, the children are roasting marshmallows on a fire (having had some mealworms and crickets to eat as an ‘amuse bouche’). What a day…
Some comments from the children:
Daisy – I found the Canoeing very enjoyable because I was quite good at it and could go fast. But my favourite activity was Gorge Walking because I kept falling on my back and floating all around.
Sally – I really enjoyed the abseiling because I had to lower myself down; it was so fun.
Ali – I was really scared but at the end I was super. I was really brave and enjoyed it when I got down with my friends.