Today we woke feeling refreshed and ready for action after what one of the boys described as, ‘the best night’s sleep I have ever had’.
The ‘Nightwalk’ last night was great fun, although the weather was horrible and wet. Mr Jones commented that in the many years that he has been coming here he has never actually seen a group of children walk round in circles as much as we did! What can we say we just loved the woods.
Today began with a yummy breakfast of Pain au Chocolat; a selection of cereals and toast.
Soon after, we embarked on another spot of archery; making hazel twig artwork and negotiating the woods with compasses. We all had a great time, but all we really wanted to do was get onto the climbing wall and ropes course. We made the teachers know this by asking them the same question repeatedly for over 2 hours.
After a short break with a number of biscuits and some juice we all went on a World War 2 history trail. We already knew that Sayers Croft was an evacuation camp from the war, but there was so much more to learn. There is an actual air raid shelter here that was used when the German bombers flew over Surrey. In groups we had the opportunity to sit in it whilst an air raid siren played. It must have been terrifying for the children back then (it was scary enough today). Having said that, one or two of the girls were more scared of the spiders than the thought of bombs!
Lunch was yummy. Pizza or sausage rolls with potatoes and a choice of loads of salads.
And then…at last…the CLIMBING WALL and HIGH ROPES COURSE!!!!!
We are the first group from St George’s that have been able to try out the new high ropes course and wow! It is absolutely amazing! Everyone was so brave and even though one or two people were worried about trying the ropes course, everyone tried their best and had a great time together. The teachers were obviously too scared to try it out, even though they were saying things like ‘come on it really isn’t that high!’ Yeah right, well were their knees shaking looking at us then?
Sad times mid afternoon…Mr Jones left! We were all really sad to say goodbye to him, but he didn’t even shed a tear. We think he held it together for us!
Good news…Mrs Standing arrived. Maybe she would actually take part in the more adventurous activities. Miss Slater had been exhausted by our lack of sleep.
After proving that we were all ready for Everest within the next few months, we got ourselves showered and went for food, before the main event…Disco! Hair was done; exceptional outfits were brought out; copious amounts of cheap cologne was splashed by the boys! But you will need to wait to get the gossip as we need to go…
Until tomorrow. We all miss you.