6S residential day 2 2019
Tuesday 4th June | 38 comments
It is pouring down as I write this blog (about 6-7pm) but the weather has been ok most of the day. We didn’t go canoeing which meant two groups doubled up which slowed things down a little but overall it has been another terrific day.
The children generally slept well and 3 of the 4 tents were quiet by midnight. The same dubious tent was awake again shortly after 5… Most children, however, seemed to have a good night’s sleep; the boys were excellent. Not a bad group at all.
All the children have done via ferrata (traversing along a cable) today in the gorge and caving at Manchester Hole a couple of miles from How Stean. They have all done very well! Lots of children have overcome fears. Sadly, only one group got the chance to do the most challenging parts of the via ferrata course.
Food has been excellent and the children are eating well. Everyone seems happy and healthy. The leaders – Libby, Adam and Adam – have been super. This afternoon we had a visit from the Leeds City Council H&S advisor and he came on the via ferrata course with us; he is a big supporter of our school’s Outdoor and Adventurous Activities curriculum.
This evening the children are making fire with Adam and Libby (under a canopy), watching a bit of a film and later we are having a bit of a party to mark Eid with our Muslim children.
Tomorrow we may have a walk rather than canoeing as the wind is forecast to be quite high around here (but dry). We will be back in Leeds mid afternoon and we will see you at the usual home time.
Again, sorry if your child isn’t in the photos or video: it’s hard to manage – especially in the dark or wet – and we have had two cameras develop faults! The videos are rather rushed!