Hey everybody! Well, we had had an awesome time and it isn’t over yet! Last night, we went to the hide and, as we were able to stay relatively quiet, we saw lots and lots of foxes! They were feasting on sausages, which made some of us giggle! They were stuffing LOADS in their mouth and then running away, so we thought they were pretty greedy! Unfortunately, one of the animals we were desperate to see, the badger, did not make an appearance tonight, but we will see if we can head along again tonight to try again! We know badgers are more timid, so we thought of some tips to contain our excitement when waiting! Watch this space.
This morning, we woke up to see the sun shining! We have had lots of questions about the weather and we have to say that it has been fine, but a little cold. But no fear, we are trained professionals in dressing warm with our waterproofs and wellies!
This morning, the dorm rooms were gaining their highest scores yet during inspection and we were really pleased! Year 6 asked who was winning, and it has been very close so far! You will have to ask us who the winners are next week!
Our first activity this morning was to head back to the conservation area and see what was in our mammal hotels that we had set out yesterday. We headed into the undergrowth, only to find that no less than 5 small mammals had made use of our facilities! Two bank voles and three long tailed field mice. We studied them and had a good look at them when we completed our sketches of them! I have to say, that as well as the children’s excitement, it was really lovely to see how excited the teachers were.
After lunch, we were onto one of the activities that we had all been looking forward to… EARTHQUAKE! We became a rescue team and had to manoeuvre over various obstacles with food rations, medicine, a stretcher, a ladder and lots more! We absolutely loved the ‘lava leap’, where we had to rope swing across a pool of lava (actually a muddy puddle!). Only a few of us fell into the pool of lava…. Parents, you will have to wait and see if it was your child tomorrow when we are going to return!
This evening, was the highlight of the evening activities… The S Factor! All week, the teams had taken part in team challenges and rehearsing a song for this evening. The teachers became the judges and the whole evening was filled with laughter! It was tough competition, but the winning team was the Owls, who was the team led by Mrs Tyler! Second place was the badger team, who were led by Miss Wood…. We were all very please with ourselves.
Tonight, we had a few of us that wanted to head back to the hide to see if we could see a badger! We waited patiently and …… We saw a badger! The children were ecstatic and we have photo evidence too!
See you tomorrow everyone! Crondall, we will be delivering back to you some tired, but very happy children who have had the adventure of a lifetime!