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April 12th 2017
Published: April 12th 2017
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Half way through and how quickly the time is going! Last night, we went swimming in the local leisure centre and there was even a helter-skelter style slide for the children to play on. There were floats and everything. When we got back we had an early (ish! 9:30!) night as lots of us were feeling very sleepy after two days hard activity.

Today, we've all done our next activity. Miss Fincken and Mr Harasiwka's groups went to the mine and both said that eating lunch by candlelight was a highlight, as was the boat trip across the underground lake. Mr H says that when the light was turned off, his group were told to wave their hands in front of their faces. Each child said they could see a shadow of their hand but apparently it was just a trick that our brains play on us in total darkness. Miss Fincken's group climbed an underground waterfall and found a puddle full of tadpoles - they found it difficult to decide which was best.

Both Mrs Evans' and Miss Clark's group went beach scrambling and climbed up Old Jack's Crack (which is a crevice in the rock that an old pirate called Jack hid his treasure in overnight. When he returned the next day, he was furious to find his treasure stolen but he hadn't realised that the tide comes in overnight and had washed all his treasure out to sea). Mrs Evans' group did a blindfolded rock climb where one person guided another around a rock face as a team building exercise. As always, the teamwork skills by the children were amazing. Miss Clark's group might've been able to do the teamwork challenge but were distracted by a seaweed bog. Luckily, only four of them got stuck and most of the wellies came back with us!

Mrs Choudhury's group were the only ones who did an activity by themselves and they climbed the mountain. Mrs Choudhury spent a while trying to convince them that she was actually from the planet Zee Zog (the 'Zee' is a drawn out sound, apparently) but they seemed unconvinced. The group made it all the way to the top and were all very proud of themselves!

Tonight, we're going to be writing some letters (although we can't guarantee they'll get to Reading before we do) and teaming up to compete in a quiz.


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