After delicious croissants for breakfast, we split into our two activity groups and headed off.
Groups A&B drove to the canal where we enjoyed a day of canoeing. It wasn't long (less than 5 minutes!!) before child no 1 fell in (mentioning no names Amelia) but soon we were all safely on board our canoes and in pairs. We managed to work out which way to point the paddle After a short practice we headed off down the canal, navigating various low hanging branches and soon all got the hang of it. The more daring of us even attempted a SMALL waterfall. Communication skills were definitely improved throughout the day (otherwise we literally went round in circles)
Groups C&D drove to the beach and learnt how to equip themselves for rock climbing. We scrambled over rocks to find a suitable climbing point then set up 3 ropes and worked in small teams to climb around 50 feet! We ate our lunch overlooking the rising tide (mesmerising). A hungry raven even ate one child's sandwiches whilst he was busy rock scrambling! They completed the day by being soaked by large waves crashing onto nearby rocks and all needed a good hosing down once back.
Parents - you will be pleased to hear that they are all becoming a lot more responsible for their belongings...some have even dried their towels today!
It's pasta night tonight