Welcome to Year 6
Our classes are all named after books written by Michael Morpurgo. Miss Dixon’s class is called Silver Swan, Miss Blassberg’s class is called Butterfly Lion and Mrs Ferrison’s class is Kensuke’s Kingdom.
After a good night’s sleep, we enjoyed breakfast before getting ready for a busy day. The groups went off to take part in canoeing, gorge walking and caving.
When we got back to the centre, we tucked into a meal of spaghetti bolognese, rice pudding, yoghurt and fruit. Yum! We then took part in a variety of team games before having hot chocolate and heading to bed.
The following day, the groups all headed off to their next activities. The weather was glorious. The children enjoyed canoeing, jumping from waterfalls and completing many challenges in the cave. We had sausage and mash for dinner and afterwards we had a carousel of activities including the cereal box games, visiting the shop and the can challenge.
On Thursday, the groups completed their final activities. We were so proud of all of the children and their determination to succeed. In the evening, we packed and enjoyed curry for dinner. We had a very entertaining Longtown’s Got Talent with lots of the children showing off their dancing, singing and comedic talents.
After packing the bus, we set off from school at 8am. The journey was good and we arrived at Longtown at around 12:30. Longtown is an outdoor education and learning centre in Hereford.
After lunch, we all had a tour of the centre and then began the mammoth task of unpacking and making our beds! Following this, we went off to start our first activities, Half of us went down to the new high ropes course and the other half went to climb a mountain. The weather was not so good but we still managed to get to the top and literally had our heads in the clouds.
When we got back to the centre, it was time for dinner. We had breaded chicken, chips and beans followed by Doris’ legendary apple crumble and custard.
Afterwards we headed off orienteering around the centre before having hot chocolate and going off to bed. A fantastic first day!