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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Mill Rythe - Bulletin 2

Wednesday started as a much warmer, brighter day, but we are by the coast and it's still pretty windy!  We had a few tired children after a movie night viewing, in PJs, of 'The Croods', but they all perked up after a hearty breakfast and room inspection!

Then we went to the outdoor pool for some raft-building.  The idea was to use the equipment available to design a raft that floated and carried them across the pool.  The exercise certainly developed their teamwork and creativity.
With little pause for breath we were back in the field and split into two teams - for archery and buggy-building.  The strong wind had some amazing consequences - one of the arrows blown off course went into the left edge of the target at an angle of ninety degrees!  For the buggy-building the children had to use barrels, logs and rope to construct a buggy strong enough to hold two people, roll about four metres and stay lashed together . . . hopefully!  In the afternoon the groups swapped activities.

The evening activity was 'Run Around Quiz' - which we undertook in glorious, golden sunshine!  Having been split into groups of six the children had to run around the camp finding answers to a variety of questions.  The evening concluded with another film, then we retired to bed, ready for Thursday's activities!

We started Thursday with a beach walk in the sunshine, with only a light sea breeze.  The children did some beachcombing and skimming stones before sampling the locally-made ice cream.  We came across an outdoor gym which gave the children the opportunity to show off their athletic prowess after four days of fresh air and constant activity.  (The rather less athletic) Ms McKune and Ms Bekir opted-out and instead consumed a much needed cappuccino.  Mr Pinks showed the children how to use the equipment whilst explaining the physics of the movement involved.

After a quick lunch we were in the 'Boat House' for dance session and getting our routines ready for the evening disco!  Then we were over  at the indoor pool for snorkelling.  After an hour of duck-diving and handstands we had another quick turnaround for dinner before preparations for the disco could start.  A quick wardrobe change and a room inspection left us ready for the disco.  Unsurprisingly it was a struggle to get Mr Pinks off the dance floor (no photos of that I'm afraid) but the children had great fun practising their dance routines!

This has been a fun and action-packed week that all the children and adults have enjoyed!

Nilgun Bekir