Wednesday 4th October
A taste of today's new activities
Crate Challenge - constructing a tower of crates sounds easy but the challenge is in which team can build the tallest, and whilst having two members standing on the top. Each team must add crates without knocking team their team members off. The children on the top of each tower are wearing harnesses and safety ropes just in case.
Raft Building - build a raft that will float (and hopefully steer) using the barrels, ropes and wood provided. Once built, the team has to test their craft out on the water. Whether they stay dry depends on how well they work together.
Climbing - climbing may look easy but it needs a surprising amount of strength and agility. Today the children are scaling the outdoor climbing tower. There is masses to learn and even before they leave the ground they are shown how to identify and control risk and how to belay a climber safely. They also have an introduction to the basic skills and techniques of climbing. Once on the wall it’s determination, clear thinking and adrenaline that helps our climbers get to the top!
Zip Wire - travelling at high speed, suspended and harnessed from an overhead cable isn't something easily forgotten. A truly exhilarating activity!
Problem Solving - this activity involves trying to outwit the opposing team by being the first to solve complex puzzles and tasks.
Hat's off to Charlie and Caiden!
Charlie succeeded on his third attempt on the Zip Wire and is quite rightly very proud of himself. Caiden decided to sit out but at the very last minute changed his mind and he too succeeded in overcoming his fears and coming down the wire!
Congratulations to Mr Day's group who have really 'pulled out all the stops' and are now working like a dream team!
More news later.
The children feasted on fish fingers and vegetarian sausage rolls and then went outside to play a game of 'All in Tag' before the afternoon's activities got underway. I have it on good authority that Mr Wilkinson thoroughly enjoyed running round the field after lunch:)