The Leap of Faith! 04/04/19
At Grenville House this afternoon, in slightly damp circumstances, 13 of our Year 6 children faced their fears, attempted – and in most cases took – the leap of faith! Very proud of their resilience and team work!
Today has been a great day, where the children have had the chance to participate in raft building, caving, coastering, high ropes and orienteering. Although we had a little bit of rain, all children showed excellent resilience. They are all looking forward to their final full day of activities tomorrow.
Year 3’s second day at Escot was a rather muddy one! They braved the incredibly muddy swamp walk and squelched their way through! Additionally, they all learnt some bush craft skills, making shelters and creating fires.
Well done Year 3 for completing your first residential visit – you were brilliant and showed so many of our school’s learning values! You should all be very proud of the way you tackled so many new experiences!
Year 3 have enjoyed a brilliant first day at Escot. They’ve travelled back in time to become Anglo Saxons, meeting the blacksmith, the woodworker and the cook. They’ve made flour, bread, coins and name badges. They’ve also foraged for food and seen animals including lynxes, wild boar and wild cats.
We’re now wrapping up warm for a campfire!
We had a fantastic time at Escot. Here are a few pictures of the exciting activities that we partook in! More to follow tomorrow.
Year 6 have returned home tired, muddy but very happy, after a fantastic week away at Colehayes. After a brilliant talent show last night, they spent their final morning competing in the Colehayes Decathlon, completing a range of challenges including scoring 150 on the archery range, traversing the climbing wall, scaling the confidence wall, and much more besides!
Enjoy a well-earnt rest this weekend, Year 6 – you have been amazing all week and have been fantastic ambassadors for Hazeldown!
Lots of fun, plus plenty of mud and water!
More fun in the sun (and drizzle!), followed by a BBQ and then a swim in the lake!
Great fun today on the low adventure course. Was very entertaining when we were blindfolded!
A brilliant day has been had orienteering around the grounds of Colehayes, creating egg catapults, and building bonfires to toast marshmallows. All tucked up safely in bed now!
Day 2 at Colehayes has started with a feast! An AMAZING breakfast was enjoyed by all – now we’re all off to do the egg challenge and orienteering…
Year 6 have enjoyed a brilliant first day at Colehayes Park. Different groups have done archery, kayaking, raft building, ropes course and climbing. The day ended with big games of ’40, 40, in’ and ‘sardines.’
We had a great time Kayaking today!
Fantastic evening entertainment of a giant game of team ambush around the whole Osmington Bay site. The game entailed a team leaving arrows as clues as to their whereabouts, however they had two ‘trick’ arrows to get the other team guessing. They all really got into the spirit with Hakas, war paint and…..competitiveness.
What amazingly brave children we have in year 5! All have faced and conquered many fears today and achieved things they didn’t believe were possible. I am so proud of each and every one of them who have really taken a risk and shown great resilience in everything they have done, despite the freezing cold, high winds.
Well done year 5!
What an amazing morning had by many of the year 5 children this morning who have been climbing and street surfing.
Keep an eye out for another post on trapeze and zipwire that is coming soon!
Last night’s evening activity was amazing with lots of amazing teamwork and creativity shown. We’ve been chickens, laid an egg, become a dinosaur, alongside creating our own robot with a back story.
Our robots then battled it out against one another with the victory going to team 1 ‘Robotniks’.
What amazing and brave year 5’s who have all tackled a personal challenge with activities yesterday! We’ve abseiled, orienteered, taken leaps of faith and climbed Jacob’s Ladder.
The sun is out, the sky is blue, having fun, but missing you!
What a jam packed day of fun!
All children experienced the extremely high ropes course, some went on an adventurous walk over the moors and others got caked in mud during their low adventure course.
After a delicious roast, we had a camp fire followed by a talent show.
All staff are incredibly proud of the values the children have portrayed over the 2 days. They’ve had a great time and they are all looking forward to seeing their parents tomorrow. I’m sure you’ve all missed them!
We have had a fantastic first day at Heatree!
After settling into their rooms and unpacking, the children spent the afternoon doing an exciting activity around the beautiful grounds of Heatree.
Some of the groups took part in a team quest whilst others experienced the challenging low adventure course-filled with mud and obstacles to overcome.
What will tomorrow have in store?
In preparation for our residential, we have spent the day carrying out a variety of activities to help us learn about Dartmoor. These have included: Map reading skills, learning about the country code, making information posters about plants and animals and taking part in a quiz.
Furthermore, we organised a competiton which involved having to put a duvet cover on a duvet (a skill they will need for tomorrow). Children worked in pairs and were judged on speed, technique and aesthetics.