“It was a dark and stormy night…” – not one of Mr. Grant’s Grindel tales, but actually it was. Yesterday’s bright blue sunshine had disappeared, and we had heavy rain and wind to greet us as we woke up this morning. Best way to face up to inclement weather? Have a large breakfast! Which we did – again!
This morning actually required a bit of extra organisation from the children. Rooms had to be emptied before breakfast, but those kayaking today were required to leave a change of clothes ready in the drying room for the inevitable soaking they knew they were going to get. Room inspections passed, off we all trooped after our morning feast, half to the kayaking and the others for the ropes. No major mishaps today – Patrick and Henry proved to be our only capsizers (they cried foul play and felt they had been tipped, but this was unsubstantiated) although everyone else did take a voluntary plunge into the cold Menai Straits at the end of the session, while Jake proved to be speediest on the water in the races back to shore. The Via Ferrata proved just as challenging for the climbing groups, but once again, all completed the course.
It had been far too long since we had eaten, so of course we had the obligatory large meal, before loading up the coach and heading back to Bridgewater. What a fantastic three days we’ve had! We might have two Prep VI classes, but we do have a fantastic Year 6 group who have bonded together extremely well and made our new members extremely welcome. As always, our children have been a credit to the school – a fact mentioned by several centre staff. So now they’re back with you and you’ve probably had a full run down of everything they’ve been up to. We just hope you haven’t found anything too unpleasant in their bags when they’ve been unpacked!