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Residential day 2

Thursday 8th July | 7 comments

We had a rather early start to the morning due to the beautiful sunshine and a few chattering children. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast and were ready to get going.

Today the children completed gorge scrambling, abseiling, canoeing and caving. Every single child (and adult) made it down the 60 ft drop to the gorge below and had a huge smile on their faces. We then made our way up and down the gorge; swimming in pools, jumping off rock edges and sliding down waterfalls.

Mrs Hawkhead’s group

Mrs duPrez group

Miss Jones’ group

Canoeing – Miss Jones and Mrs duPrez

It was a windy day down on the reservoir but the children showed great grit and determination. They had to paddle hard against the headwind and even used a special chant to help them keep in time ‘fish and chips’. Once out of the reservoir, they had to carry the heavy canoes up the hill and back to the trailer; it was a real workout!

We had a lovely pasta meal this evening followed by sponge cake and custard. The children also completed a night time walk which was very peaceful and full of beautiful scenery. We ended the walk with a hot chocolate and a biscuit.

We can’t wait to complete our final activities tomorrow which are Via Ferrata, caving and canoeing!

See you all tomorrow!

7 responses to “Residential day 2”

  1. June Parsons says:

    Looks like you’ve had a another wonderful day. Lots of amazing experiences for everyone. Thank you to all the teachers and How Steam Gorge staff.

  2. Marie simpson says:

    Craig we are so proud of you for doing every think you was asked of you

  3. Sheila singh says:

    Great 2nd day on the residential. You’ve all had a very exciting and fun day. Lovely weather to enjoy the activities. Thank you to all the staff to make this a lovely experience for the children.

  4. Karen Chaudhari says:

    What an action packed day and so pleased to see the sun shining!! Great work 6J (and teachers!)…looks amazing Enjoy every minute!

  5. Mr Harris says:

    Fantastic photos! Very impressed that everyone abseiled. You are a super Year 6 group! Many thanks too to Miss Jones, Mrs Hawkhead, Mrs du Preez, Mrs Swindlehurst and Mr Khan. Well done everyone!

  6. Anna pritchard says:

    Wow you’ve had a fun packed day! You are all so brave abseiling 60ft into the gorge! The photos are brilliant, its so lovely seeing everyone smiling and having a fab time! Thank you to all the staff for helping to make this possible!!

  7. Sarah Russell says:

    Looks like you’ve all had another fantastic day!
    Enjoy the rest of the activities.

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