Last night the children were fantastic, there wasn’t a sound from the rooms after lights out; an amazing achievement for these chatterboxes!!
We are all busy on our first activities of the day: caving, nightline and trapeze. Get ready for some tired children at tea time 😴
Mr Crossley working hard on his blog!
Joseph carrying the biggest rucksack- all the way up the hill (and all the way down)
On the climbing wall!!
Mrs Theaker still couldn’t hit the target after 30 arrows!
What a brilliant day we are having so far! As soon as we arrived at Robinwood, we were greeted by our crazy leaders – Suzie, Jenny, Nicky and Faye. Within 5 minutes of being here, we were given our first task. We had to take our bags up to our rooms and make our own beds! By the looks of the beds, this was a first for most children.
Once our beds had been made, we had a quick bite to eat and we were ready for our first activity. Team Crag began their day with some archery. Team Mountain and Team Ridges first activity was bouldering. The children had to complete a gruelling trek to get to the top of the hill where they found the huge boulders at Orchan Rock.
The big climb
Children had to take turns carrying an extremely heavy bag up to the rocks. As you can see, Billy loved it when it was his turn.
Crawling under the gate!
Finally reaching the top of the hill
When we eventually reached the boulders, the children had to use all their flexibility and show great courage to squeeze through some tiny gaps in between the boulders. Every child gave it their best go, despite some nervous faces as seen below.
After bouldering, Team Ridge went on the night line. The children were all blind folded and had to tackle a variety of obstacles while avoiding the dreaded Robinwood squirrels who are always looking for somewhere to wee.
I have to start with an apology. I’m afraid there are no pictures today! We have had battery failure, full disc and best of all… I fell out of a canoe with my camera in my pocket! With any luck the SD card will dry out and I can post some tomorrow.
On the plus side we all arrived safely, we have had a busy day! Nightline, Canoeing, Raft Building, Archery, Giant Swing, Caving, Piranha Pool and Knights Quest and all the children are exhausted and tucked up in bed.
Thanks for your replies, keep them coming, Mr Tipton and Miss Wigg.
Good News! I have rescued my SD card from my camera, here are yesterdays pictures….
Arrive Nightline Canoeing Archery
Hello parents of children attending Robinwood this year. It has become a feature of the residential trip that we publish information and pictures to keep you in touch with your children while they are away. This year is no exception, all you have to do is reply to the posts and login as ‘parent’ using password ‘Robinwood14’. We look forward to your messages, please address the message to your child and add your name too. The message is moderated so will not appear until I have approved it.
Thank you, Miss Wigg and Mr Tipton