Last day- sob! Well, today we woke up to lots and lots of rain! After our final breakfast, everyone was sent upstairs to pack, find all their missing belongings, strip their beds, tidy up rubbish and chill with their friends.
Once their rooms had been inspected, our bags were carried out to a marquee in the grounds which would be our base for the day. Before we got on with our activities we had a chat about our time at A.T. The children nominated someone they were proud of and why. It was was so lovely to hear all the amazing achievements they were proud of over the week!
Orienteering was our final activity in our groups. The children were amazing at this: it was really raining hard but they enthusiastically got on for over an hour without a single moan! Absolute superstars!
By this point, exhaustion from the week was definitely beginning to catch up with a few of us- staff included 🙂 Lunch was ham or cheese rolls with fruit, crisps, biscuits and juice. We then had some time to play games and chat with our friends.
After loading the coach, we took a final group photo and headed back to school slightly earlier than planned due to the torrential rain. Many slept on the coach back and we made it back in good time.
The rest you will know as you now have your wonderful children back home with you. We had a wonderful week away. I hope the children are now clean and we’ll rested after a good nights sleep.
From all the staff who went, we just want to say a big thanks to all the children. Everything apart from actually going to sleep, was AMAZING! We loved taking them away and saw so many of them really grow in maturity and confidence whilst we were away. Several lump-in-throat pride moments were had by every member of staff due to their beautiful personalities and perseverance in activities.
A final massive thanks to all the staff- you were amazing! I hope you all have a relaxed weekend- I personally was asleep by 8.30pm last night! Ha! 🙂 See you all Monday.