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Y5 Castleton Residential Day 1

posted 22 Mar 2017, 14:24 by Richard Hanks
The Y5 children on our residential showed a huge amount of resilience in pretty wet and cold weather. On the high ropes, orienteering, team-building, down the zip wire, weaseling on Higger Tor and inside the water-logged cave!

It has great to see the children showing their grit and determination, to challenge themselves to meet and exceed new achievements. Equally impressive has been their support and encouragement of each other. I don't think as many people would have got to the heights (or depths) that they did without the teamwork that was in evidence today.

Despite the conditions, there were a lot of smiles and a lot of excitement as the children settled into the Hollowford Centre and excel themselves well beyond their comfort zones.

It is now the evening time, the children have been sketching some of the natural objects that have been collected today including some very fine skulls. We are currently hearing the inspirational story of John Muir who will set a great example to the children to make the most of their adventure opportunities in the natural environment.

It is the long walk tomorrow (Thursday) so we are hoping for a good night sleep and better weather!