Kilvrough 2016: Penultimate day
The weather here is still amazing which is making our activities all the more enjoyable. After yet another good night’s rest the day took shape in the following way:
Group A and B (Ms Jones and Mrs Varley): Thursday was our day to get wet in the canoes, some of us more than others! We started our session learning to control our canoes, guiding them around the basin of the canal before we stopped for lunch. Then it was time for us to make our journey to the lock. All of the children worked co-operatively to navigate the meanders (and bushes) of the waterway. All the children had a wonderful time and it was a great end to a fantastic week.
Group C (Mrs Buchanan and Mrs Smith) : Today was our turn to go caving. We kitted ourselves up in cave suits, wellies, helmets and torches. After an hours drive we arrived at the cave and had a picnic. Several of us were feeling extremely nervous, we walked carefully down to the cave’s entrance. Our instructor Alex took us straight to the letterbox where we all scrambled through overcoming our fears. We spent the rest of our time moving around all parts of the cave. All the children showed courage and worked well as a team – encouraging each other.
… on Tuesday we did canoeing.
Group D and E (Mrs Butler and Mr Baish): Today was our day for rock-climbing and abseiling. After collecting all of our harnesses, ropes and helmets, we headed off to three cliffs just a few minutes’ drive from the Manor House. We began with scrambling over the rocks and testing our nerves with increasingly difficult challenges crawling through gaps in the rocks. We stopped for our lunch in a sheltered rock-pooled area, and then began our ascent for our main activity. All the children did multiple rock climbs and abseils against a steep face and met their challenge with enthusiasm, perseverance and determination.