Osmington Bay 2019

Thursday 12th September 2019

Today has been another busy day full of fun activities!

This morning, we went on a coastal walk to see some of the amazing sights in the natural environment close to the centre. The children worked in teams to collect and study Jurassic fossils, such as ammonites. We have collected lots to show you!

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After lunch, we returned to Weymouth National Sailing Academy for our next activity, kayaking! The children took part in a variety of team games and individual challenges, pushing their skills to the limit. For most of us, however, the kayak got the upper hand and we were unable to remain dry!

Tomorrow, we will be saying goodbye to Osmington Bay, but we are looking forward to our morning activities, which are fencing and archery. Goodbye for now; see you tomorrow!

Wednesday 11th September 2019

Today has been another exciting day! It has been very cold and windy at Osmington, but we haven’t allowed this to dampen our spirits. Sadly, we said goodbye to Mrs Kestle this morning; however, lucky for us, we welcomed Mrs Leatham to Osmington Bay for the rest of the week!

Our first activity of the day was the giant swing. Having seen the giant swing during our tour of the site – and hearing the screams of the children on the swing throughout the week – lots of us were feeling quite nervous about this activity in particular, but everyone had a go (even Mr Webb). The children were harnessed into a two seater swing before the rest of the group had to haul them up to 10m high. When the children on the swing were ready, they pulled the release cord to send the swing hurtling down towards the ground before swinging up towards the sky. The adrenaline rush was amazing! Nothing like the swings you find at the local park, this breath taking activity has certainly been our favourite so far!

Our next activity of the day was rifle shooting. The children used lightweight air-rifles to hit targets. They worked hard to develop their concentration and stamina, improving their accuracy with practice. Another fantastic achievement; well done Team Crondall!

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After lunch, we enjoyed the zip wire. Travelling at high speed, the children were suspended and harnessed from an overhead cable. This truly exhilarating activity was extremely popular and is certainly one that the children are eager to try again and again!

Our last activity of the day was sensory trail. The children had to follow a rope in order to see what surprises were awaiting them. Because they were blindfolded, the children had to rely on all their other senses to tell what was happening. They also had to utilise their problem solving and communication skills to work successfully in a team.

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Tomorrow we are looking forward to travelling down to Weymouth Sailing Academy again for kayaking! Until tomorrow, good night from us all.

Tuesday 10th September 2019

We have had a fantastic day! Although they were excited, the children slept well last night.The weather has certainly been an improvement on yesterday and for most of the day we have been enjoying glorious sunshine.We hope it will remain sunny all week!

Our first activity of the day was climbing. Despite some initial hesitation, everyone took part and was proud of their effort. Once on the wall, the children demonstrated excellent strength and agility, challenging themselves to climb higher on each attempt. The children were taught climbing techniques and were also shown how to identify and control risk. Some even learnt how to belay a climber safely! Well done Team Crondall!

Our next activity was tunnel trail. The children had to navigate and explore a series of underground tunnels of different shapes and sizes whilst solving problems and carrying out tasks. We all enjoyed the adventure and worked successfully as a team, demonstrating fantastic determination.

After lunch, we took a short coach ride to Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy for our next activity of the day, raft building. The children had to work in a team to construct a raft that would float and steer using barrels, ropes and wood. They worked successfully, demonstrating clear thinking. The children enjoyed testing their raft out on the water.

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This evening, the children were given the opportunity to visit the shop on site.

We are looking forward to the giant swing tomorrow!

Monday 9th September 2019

After a long, tiring coach journey, we have arrived safely at PGL Osmington Bay! Although the weather isn’t great (in fact, it is raining a lot), we are enjoying our first day! We arrived at 15.30 and spent the first hour touring the site – we enjoyed looking at the stunning views of the bay (pictures to follow) and observing many of the exciting activities taking place, such as climbing and the infamous giant swing. After a quick tour, we unpacked our bags and enjoyed some free time. Some of the children decided to play football with Mr Webb, who scored a goal! The other children played chess with Mrs Kestle. For dinner, the children had fish fingers, chips, and beans. After dinner, the children enjoyed singing songs around a campfire! This certainly warmed us up!  We hope the children enjoy a restful night sleep and we look forward to updating you with more information tomorrow.

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Mr Webb, Mrs Kestle and Year 6 :)

29 thoughts on “Osmington Bay 2019

  1. Evening Jack,
    Glad all of you have arrived safely..
    I hope you are enjoying your first few hours.
    You’ll be pleased to know Murf and Oreo passed their check ups..
    Well take care of you and have the best time!
    We love you
    Mummy, Daddy and Will xx

    • Hi Sonnie,
      We are enjoying reading the blog and seeing the photos.
      Im sure you are all having a fun filled amazing holiday.
      Enjoy the rest if your week.
      See you Friday
      Love you lots Mum & Dad xxx

  2. Glad you all arrived safely. Dinner sounds wonderful yum yum! Hope you all sleep well and are rating to go in the morning. We miss you Finlay, it’s so quiet at home without you but we are so glad you’ve settled in and are having fun. Xxxxx

  3. Have a great time Nate .. we miss you it’s sooooo quiet without you here . The swing sounds Awesome we can’t wait to see all the pictures Nana and Auntie Lisa have the link to see how much fun you’re having and can’t wait to hear all about it too .love Mummy and Daddy X

  4. Hi Hermione & everyone!
    Sounds like you have been pretty busy already – hope the rain has stopped.
    Enjoy your activities tomorrow and we’ll keep an eye out for the next blog.
    We are all missing you already but know that you will have a brilliant week filled with fun!
    Lots of Love
    Mummy, Daddy, Tierny, Darcie, Chickens, Rabbits, Gerbils & Ducks
    xxxx

  5. Sounds like it will be a great week! Would love a go on the swing, you’ll just have to tell me what it was like Nate! Hope it stops raining soon! I will try to arrange some our Florida sun to come your way!

    Have fun all of you!

    From Nate’s Auntie Lisa.

  6. Hi Max, Year 6, Mr. Webb and Mrs Kestle,

    We enjoyed reading about the activities you did on your arrival – sounds like you packed a lot of fun stuff into your first few hours at Osmington Bay.

    We can’t wait to see more pictures and hear about Day 2!!

    Lots of love Mum, Dad & Ben xxxx

  7. Hope you all had a good sleep last night and enjoying your first full day today. Weather is sunny here so hope it is good for you all, and warm.
    Thinking of you George. Love Mummy ♥️♥️♥️

  8. Hi Danielle

    Pleased you all arrived safely. Looking forward to hear about all your adventures today and if you managed to sleep last night!

    We miss you already lots of love
    Mum, dad, Courteney, Tyler and of course Cleo. Xx

  9. Hi Finlay and friends

    It sounds like you’ve had an excellent day today, so much fun, we can’t wait to hear all about it on Friday. You all look like you have very wet footwear after the raft building today – eek!!!!

    Mummy and Daddy are off to the Ritz tomorrow but the giant swing sounds much more exciting!

    Have another fun filled day and we are looking forward to reading all about your adventures in the next blog post.

    Lots of love and kisses

    Mummy & Daddy xxxxxxx

  10. Hi Xander and everyone! It sounds like you are having an amazing time and we can’t wait to hear all about your adventures tomorrow! Hope you didn’t get too cold raft building today! Poppy had her first day of school yesterday and it went very well although she was exhausted when she got home and slept for 2 hours on the sofa!
    We’re missing you lots (the house is VERY quiet without you!) but we’ll see you soon. Lots and lots of love mummy, daddy, Milo and Poppy xxx

  11. Hi Emma & Sophie,

    Sounds like you are having an amazing time. It’s Very quiet here without you both.
    Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Miss you both loads

    Lots of love
    Mummy & Chloe xxx

  12. Hello Natanya
    Hope you’re finding it easy to get up in the morning as you do at home.
    We’re sure you enjoyed the campfire singing.
    Enjoy the wonderful week of fun-filled adventures.
    Love from us all x

  13. Hi Kitt,
    Daddy was very pleased you have been to the sailing academy! Sounds like you are having a great time. Giant swing tomorrow….you have heard so much about that from Poppy and Phoebe. Have a lovely time. Love from Mummy, Daddy, Poppy and Phoebe xxxxx

  14. Dear Year 6, It sounds like you are having a wonderful adventure. I can’t wait to see you later and join in the fun! Mrs Leatham

  15. Hey Emsy,
    I am glad you got there safely. I hope you managed to get some sleep on your first night although I bet you were super excited!! The place sounds amazing, you’ve done so much already!
    So, the swing today… I know that’s the one thing you’re nervous about but I am sure you will absolutly love it!!
    Have fun, love you lots, miss you! (Kiss emoji)
    Mummy xxx

  16. Hey Tobes and Friends,
    Sounds like you are having an amazing time at Osmington Bay. You have done so much already this week. Love waiting to hear the updates on the blog each day of what you have been up to.
    Hope your enjoying your stay and being with your classmates. We are missing you at home and look forward to hearing all about your adventure on Friday. Take care, Love you Bo xxx
    Mum,Dad and Em xxx

  17. Hey Ems,

    I’m glad your having fun! It looks awesome. I am a little jealous I can’t do all of these things.

    Enjoy the rest of your trip.

    See you Friday, don’t miss me to much :-)

    Love dad xxxxx

  18. Hey Georgie!
    Thinking of you lots, and hoping you’ve had another great day. Mya is missing your voice echoing around the house on Fortnite!
    We love you, and can’t wait to see you Friday to hear all your news.
    All our love Mummy and Mya xxxx

  19. Hi Danielle,

    Wow today sounded like fun going on the giant swing I wish I was there with you to go on it too ! We are missing you very much and it’s very quiet with out you here! Cleo is missing her best buddy and we are all missing you too. Can’t wait to see you Friday!

    Ps try and do the activities as I know you were nervous about them.

    Love you lots
    Mum , dad , Courteney, Tyler and cleo xxx

  20. Wow what an amazing adventure you’re all having! I can’t wait to hear more about it from you when you’re home Xander! I wish I could have a go on the giant swing!
    I’m going into your school tomorrow to have lunch with Poppy, I hope that there’s something nice on the menu!
    Sending you lots of love and a big hug
    Mummy, Daddy, Milo and Poppy xxx

  21. Dear Nate and all of year 6
    OMG team Crondall sounds like you are having a blast ….riffle shooting wow!!! …the giant swing does sound terrifying…Well Done Mr Webb for your courage.
    Have fun for the rest of the trip We really hope the sun comes back out for you.
    Love Mr and Mrs Baker ( or Mummy and Daddy to Nate )!X

  22. Hi Xander, and year 6,

    It sounds amazing… I wish I was there (or away for a week of activities with my friends)!

    Enjoy making awesome memories, learning new skills, and each other’s company without us parents laying down the rules. (Not that you’d listen??)

    Daddy/Alasdair

  23. Hi Max and Year 6,

    We hope you are enjoying all the new activities at Osmington Bay! It’s great to read the blog updates and see some of the pictures. We are looking forward to seeing you on Friday and hearing all about your adventures.

    Enjoy your kayaking! Only one more day to go and then you can tell us all about it!

    Love from Mum, Dad & Ben xxx

  24. Hi Kitt,
    It was a high-speed day with all that giant-swinging and zip-wiring! I hope nobody felt too sick to visit the tuckshop? Have fun today. Love from Mummy, Daddy, Poppy and Phoebe xxxxx

  25. Hi Hermione,
    Sounds like your having lots of fun! I hope you are enjoying all of the activities Tommy misses having someone to play with have a nice rest of your time at Osmington
    Love Tierny xx also everyone else says hi

  26. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow Georgie! Bear and Boo have enjoyed sleeping on your bed!
    Sleep well and don’t forget your suitcase! .
    Love Mya and Mummy xxx

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