A nice bouncing start to the day! Children were up feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep and we began the day enjoying the fresh air and morning sunshine before a hearty breakfast of cereal and toast! It was then time to go off into groups and begin the day’s adventures!
Miss P’s group began their morning with feeding the goats before learning the skill of orienteering. We worked in small groups to read a map and locate different areas, as well as learning to use each point on a compass. Miss was so impressed with our team work and great attitude towards learning something new!
Much to our amazement, the afternoon had a surprise in store! A visit from the Mayor of Sandwell! He came to visit the center and was greeted with our wonderful All Saints children. He was very impressed with how eager and enthusiastic the children were that he even joined us for lunch!
Miss McFarlane and Miss Badger were off to the woods to begin their bush craft and topic of survival. Children used their bodies to create an airplane and made it crash land! Each child was given an object to sort in order of importance from most to least. A chocolate bar was voted the necessity (obviously)! After completing this, they had to take shelter and make their own waterproof den! Even us teachers got involved!… “We are still drying off”.
Mr McGarvey and his group took off for a long walk to Wenlock Edge for the whole morning. Children had lots of fun jumping in puddles, throwing snowballs and climbing the biggest hill we’d ever seen before completing a 5 mile walk.
After our lunch of delicious sandwiches and sausage/cheese rolls, we continued on with our activities. Some of us made fires and even got to toast marshmallows over an open fire, whilst others were involved in different activities involving sowing seeds and a blindfolded trail through the woods. We have just enjoyed our tea of sausages (and veggie) with mash and vegetables with jelly and ice cream for pudding. We have had a fantastic second day and we are definitely ready for a good night sleep, ready to see what tomorrow brings!