Monday 25 June
We are all getting our final briefing from Mr Mason and the bus has arrived. We are all very very excited. Not long to go...
Updates will be on here and photos will arrive on our website after our residential.
Bus is packed with belongings. children all on board and we’re off. Quick waves to the rest of the school.
Lauran C is feeling “kind of excited” whilst Chloe is “mega excited”. They’re both sat together playing snap. Steven is looking forward to the zip wire.
We’ve arrived. Now to offload!
We’ve been rushed off our feet - found our pods, completed our fire drill, orientated ourselves around the manor and organised our stuff. Now doing our first activity. Group 4 and 6 are doing initiative challenges whilst Group 5 is learning how to use a compass and take bearings.
Update from Merry: compass work is really fun but I’m looking forward to tea. It’s a choice of Steak Pie, vegetable curry or chicken curry.
update from Sonny: I really enjoyed the chocolate brownie at tea and now my group is going mountain biking.
we are busy doing our second activity. Group 4 Mr Mason’s Group (Daniel, Hettie, Vinnie, Isaac, Jazmyn, Henry,, Hannah, Summer, Chloe) are tackling the obstacle course.
Group 5 Mrs Thomas’ Group ( Lily S, Lily J, Lewis, Lauren C, Steven, Merry, Kiera and Evie) are doing initiative exercises. They were the quickest team ever to solve the inside out circle - whoop whoop.
Group 6 Miss Auty’s Group ( Sonny, Honey, Jonny, Zach, Bailey, Lauren T, Maia, Olivia and Erin) are mountain biking.
Update from Isaac: The obstacle course was fun but tiring. It was fun because the obstacles were either really high or tactical, and tiring because we had to do lots of running.
Update from Lewis: “Lockerbie Manor is the most amazing place to come to. The pods are amazing. The challenges that I’ve just done were great. I was fab at solving them.
Update from Olivia and Bailey:”it was fun going over the obstacles and I ( Olivia) fell off about five times but no harm done - what a laugh and going up hill was hard.”
Tuesday 26th June
The plan for today is breakfast, 2x activities, lunch, 2x activities, dinner, 1x activity, supper time then sleeeeeeeeeeep.
Update from Keira and Lauren C: We’ve just done the obstacle course. The best thing was the uphill tunnel and the m frame was really scary.
Update from Erin: we’ve just done compass and it was good for our map skills.
Update from Jonny: We’re waiting for lunch and we have all done two activities this morning. I feeling good cos I enjoyed crawling through the mud on the obstacle course.
Update from Summer: I’ve just been on the zip wire and I’ve been biking which was tiring. This afternoon my group is doing the blind trail.
Update from Honey:
This is about my fourth residential and it is the best by far. I like getting muddy.
Update from Vinnie:
I’m looking forward to the kayaking and canoeing tomorrow but before that I’m looking forward to the blind trail after lunch.
Update from Hettie:I really liked the blind trail because you had to put trust into people who you don’t normally put trust in.
Update from Evie:my favourite activity so far has been the zip wire because it was high and fun and really long.
Update from Daniel: it’s tiring here, probably because of the heat, and the food is delicious. I’ve just had bbq pork.
Wednesday 27th June
It’s early and there is total peace in our camp. No movement, no sound.
Wake up call is around 7am for a 7.30am breakfast.
Today’s plan: canoeing followed by kayaking for all groups together. Followed by lunch and departure. Going to be coming home with soggy clothes! Be prepared!
Update from Zach: I’m really looking forward to the Kayaking because I’ve never been kayaking but I have canoed three times before.
Update from Steven: I really enjoyed the zip wire yesterday. It was scary st the top but it got really fun and it was worth it.
Update from Henry: I loved the low ropes. It was tricky and you’d never get around without falling off.
Update from Hannah: The food is good. There are lots of options to choose from and sleeping in the pods has been fun. We are packing our sleeping stuff now.
Mr Mason is informing the children about the Lockerbie Monster, which rivals the Loch Ness Monster. ...Just before we take the plunge.
We are all on the lake, some in kayaks and some in canoes. The canoeists are playing tig. Nobody too wet yet!
canoeing and kayaking session is coming to an end with a swim in the lake. Screams of delight!
update from Lily S:canoeing and kayaking has been really fun. It was great when we all linked up into one straight line.
Update from Maia: I really liked canoeing but jumping in the lake at the end was the best!
Update from Lauren T:I loved the kayaking , it was great fun because it was a solo activity.