Tuesday 14th September
What an amazing night as our first night! The children woke up at 7:15 this morning as asked and we had a lovely smooth start with a hearty breakfast. We were into our activity groups straight after and the four groups went their various ways to their first activity. After lunch, it was on to the second activity.
The weather today has been incredible - whilst Wellingborough was experiencing rain so we hear, we were basking in sunshine and clear skies. It is an added bonus to be able to do these outdoor activities in such lovely weather.
Today a range of activities were enjoyed - Kayaking, Rock climbing (with the most incredible scenery, Orienteering, Archery and Wilderness skills. All groups will complete six activities, but these were the first two today and so many of the children said they had experienced things they had never experienced before. All staff were highly impressed with the perseverance, the willingness to have a go at something 'scarey' and the positive attitude of their groups and all children could come back to the centre proud of their achievements.
After dinner, we went into the woods for a camp fire and toasted marshmallows whilst singing and talking about our day. Each group had someone nominated for a 'Tuesday clap' for a special quality they had shown by both staff and the other children in the group which was a lovely way to use the camp fire experience.
The long awaited tuck shop came out this evening and with a cup of hot chocolate to finish the day. All the children have gone to bed very sensibly for a good night's sleep ready for their next two activities tomorrow.