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April 11th 2017
Published: April 11th 2017
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Wow - what a day! We've all been out on activities again but before we tell you about those, let's think about last night. Yesterday evening, after a delicious dinner of butternut squash soup, chicken curry and bakewell tart (it's such good food here), we had some games in the common room. Silly songs were also a key feature of the evening - the children all get so into it and are all happy to shout about being zombies or looking after rabbits even though it makes them look very strange sometimes! We gave out certificates for stand-out members of the team and all of us staff really enjoyed the opportunity to show of some of the resilience, bravery and kindness that they'd spotted in their groups that day. We finished the evening with a torch-light campfire where we shared favourite moments from the day. The children had lots of amazing memories to share, including how they felt when they finally reached the top of the mountain; their struggle to overcome their nerves in various activities but the reward when they did; how much fun they'd had jumping in rivers, and roasting marshmallows over campfires to name but a few.

Today the fun continued, too! Miss Clark's group went canoeing and gorge walking. Highlights included using campfire ash and river water to create our own face paint/face masks; roasting marshmallows and jumping into a river pool. Mrs Evan's group went mining and it was a valiant effort from the mine-trekking team! They even got to try their hands at drilling for slate with authentic tools and ate lunch by candlelight (and then blew the candles out to sit in total darkness for a little while). Miss Fincken's group went beach scrambling, where they donned helmets and protective gear and were totally brilliant. A member of the public stopped Miss Fincken to tell her how impressed they were with the group's behaviour and when they finished early, the whole group played on the beach making sandcastles and drawing in the sand. Mr Harasiwka's group went mountain climbing and they also had a great time. He says the only reason he could finish the mountain was the support of his group. Mrs Choudhury's group went beach scrambling too, which she says was breezy but beautiful and that, as usual, Geoffrey Field children were fantastic ambassadors for the school in front of the public.

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