Our Y6 children who haven't attended the Whitehall residential this week have been having some wonderful experiences here at school thanks to Mr Lancashire and Mrs Stevens.
Day 1: Survival Den Building in Shipley Woods. Working from a plan, our children had to construct a shelter from natural resources (and a few ropes) that would keep them safe and dry. The best den (strongest and most well-designed) was built by Dion, Susan, Maisey and Chenai - well done girls!
DAY 2: Camp Fire Cooking. The children worked hard to prepare a variety of dishes this morning, all of which were then cooked on the fire. We ate: vegetable stew packets, pizza wraps, chocolate orange cake bakes, jacket potatoes, cheese bread on a stick and chocolate bananas!
DAY 3: Mount Cook Outdoor Adventure Centre. We took a minibus to Mount Cook (near Wirksworth) and did high ropes activities, archery and the indoor climbing wall. A great time was had, despite the rain.
DAY 4: Orienteering (and hot chocolate) around Shipley Park. We used a map to navigate our way from school up to the visitor centre behind the site of the old American Adventure theme park.
DAY 5: Erewash Museum (and a party). We finished the week by visiting the new Great War exhibit at Erewash Museum, which children completing a 'fact trail' and making their own war medals. When we returned to school, we indulged ourselves by having a party with various games, prizes and karaoke...