It’s our final night here at Edgmond Hall. The children have visited the gift shop to buy their souvenirs, showered and have just finished watching Garfield. Now it’s time for a cup of hot chocolate and a biscuit, before heading off to their dormitories for the night. The children were golden last night and settled very quickly - we are hoping for more of the same tonight.
See you all tomorrow!
Group A today have been feeding the chickens. Many children were a little apprehensive at first. Yet, when the chickens were freed to wander confidence grew!
They then moved on to developing our digital photographs where we created our compositions.
(will be added next week)
Day 3 - Wednesday 27th February
Good morning from everyone here at Edgmond Hall. The children have all had a fantastic nights sleep (honestly) and are ready for another action-packed day in the beautiful sunshine. We also have a birthday boy in the house!
Happy birthday Sam!
Today group B set off for a walk up Longmynd. The weather was shining beautifully and we had a challenge to make the day the best day it could be for the birthday boy in our group- Sam! We set off on the walk, which started off very steep but eventually evened out. The children persevered really well and after a while we finally reached the top for lunch! We managed to sunbathe too and take in the lovely views. On the way day to the minibus we walked through a stream and splashed about - which was really fun! The minibus trip om the way back was quiet because we were all so tired. We then got back to Edgmond and were ready for our lovely spaghetti bolognaise tea!
Mrs Abercrombie and group B
Group A have been very busy today. We have been orienteering, using a compass to set degrees and find orienteering flags. We also fed the Pygmy goats -Holly and Tinsel. They had very wet tongues!
In the afternoon we built a dragon from wood, learnt how to create fire using flint and steel, then we created a fire breathing dragon. The whole group were fantastic! A great day for all.
What a day! Group C began their day by feeding Holly and Tinsel (Edgmond’s Pygmy goats) who were very hungry this morning. Some children were very reluctant to begin with, but managed to overcome their fears! The children then headed off to begin their courtyard orienteering. The teams were very competitive, but worked extremely well together in their teams. The children then used a compass to navigate around the centre before lunch. Perseverance was the key word used throughout the afternoon session, as the children attempted to light a fire using only a flint and steel and a piece of cotton wool. It wasn’t easy, but not one child gave up and in the end each and every child was successful!
group A have had a very busy day and are presently (8:20pm) in their dorms having hairdressing sessions (girls have opted for this) and reading, boys have opted for quiz.
The group left Edgmond this morning at 9:40 am and returned at 4:45pm after a wonderful walk along and up the Long Mynd. The weather was glorious and every single person that was in the group were determined, resilient and a pleasure to take. On the way we saw countless sheep- Olly and Katy informed me they can understand them and speak sheep language! We saw wild ponies, buzzards and red kites ( birds). The children relaxed near the top and experienced the long drop toilet. They were not impressed! They also splashed and paddled as we meandered through the valley and stream on the way back to the min bus. The journey back to Edgmond was much quieter as many were taking a power nap.
All the children completed this endurance activity and feel very pleased with themselves.
They earned their bangers, mash and veg supper and jelly and/or apple crumble and/ or ice cream.
It was then soon off to do twilight treasure hunt for all the groups. Then hotchocolate/ squash/ water before dorm time.
Miss Rockett and Group A.
What a beautiful morning to begin our week at Edgmond Hall! We have arrived safe and sound and the children are now being shown to their dormitories to unpack and make their beds.
More updates and photos to follow this evening.
The Year 4 team.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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