Year 6 are at Mill Rythe Activity Centre, on the Hampshire coast, this week. Nilgun Bekir checked-in today with this report:
After a surpringly quick journey down, Yr.6 had a picnic in the sun. Then they were split into two teams - Sibuna and Terminator - the afternoon fun began with kayaking. The instructor asked if the children were "allowed to get wet", to which Mrs Saunders and Miss McKune replied, without hesitation, "Yes!" Moses got tired paddling and decided to walk through the water!
After an action-packed afternoon the children were tired so we had a hot meal and an early bed (with everyone too tired to stay up for any midnight feast)!
Tuesday morning started windy, but after a hearty breakfast we all trouped back out into the fields for group initiative exercises involving teamwork and practical problem solving. 'Towers of Hanoi' involved moving a set of five tyres in reverse order onto one of two posts, keeping them in a particular order. 'Toxic Waste' required the teams to move a barrel in a roped off square with two ropes, with the children forbidden to lean into the 'toxic' area. Sibuna flipped the toxic waste over the square - a clever technique never used before, apparently.
Then the 'Birthday Bench' game involved all the children standing on a plank of wood and having to organise themselves into dates of birth without leaving the plank and but only one person allowed to speak - quite a tough challenge!"