Hey everybody! Well, we have 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 2 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!
Last night, we also read some of your blog posts. We have had lots of questions about our favourite activities, and we all have a variety of answers. Some said that they loved the ‘egg-streme challenge’, some loved finding some mammals in our hotels, but mostly we loved going to the beach! One of us said that we enjoyed spending time with our friends, as often there are so many other activities in our daily lives it is hard to talk!
This morning, we woke up to see the sun shining! Today is Harry’s birthday, and he has reached double digits… He is 10! He woke to banners, a giant birthday badge and lots of people singing happy birthday to him! We all think he is a lucky boy to be sharing his birthday at such a fantastic place!
During this morning, the dorm rooms were gaining their highest scores yet and we were really pleased! This is mainly due to the children’s fantastic sleeping skills! The children have been very very good at going to sleep each night, so that they are ready and raring for each jam packed day. Parents, you should be very proud!
This morning, 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 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!).
This afternoon, we were doing 2 activities. First, we did some pond dipping. We made a really good catch – the great water boatmen, fish and a giant dragonfly nimph! The biggest that our instructor had ever seen! After this, we put our teamwork to the test once again in order to build some shelters. The children worked hard to make them waterproof, especially as Mrs Tyler and Miss Wood decided to get their own back on the class by testing the shelters were waterproof! This meant using buckets of water! We can safely say, some of the shelters were good, but some definitely needed a little improvement!
This evening, after a spot of ‘Pass the Parcel’ to celebrate both Harry’s birthday today and Aiden’s birthday tomorrow, we moved onto 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! Miss Wood was the leader of the Badger team and decided to create a new song, and so she was very excited! It was tough competition, but the winning team was …. The BADGERS!
After supper, about half of us decided to head back to the hide in the hope of seeing a real badger. All I can say is that tonight was a great night for viewing wildlife – we waited patiently for about 20 minutes before we caught our first glance of a badger…. And then another…. And then another and 2 foxes as well! They were chomping away on bread rolls tonight!
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!