Thursday, 29 April 2010

Day 4

We were so tired last night that it was great to have a movie to watch instead of the usual physical activities at free time.
Today was another mixture of activities with dry slope skiing, zipwire, adventure course, canoeing, archery and silver maze. Again there was fantastic team spirit and encouragement within the groups.
Kayleigh, Roxy, Julia and Leanne need a special mention for overcoming their fears and coming down the zipwire. Jack also needs a mention for rescuing Mrs Bunning from a plunge in the pond when she missed the brake rope and started to slide backwards! Well done Jack.
We had a special visitor today! Mr Geddes popped in to see us on his way back to Orkney. Everyone was delighted to see him and he managed to find time to go canoeing with Adam and his dad.

Tonight we will be busy packing up and having a last game and barbecue. We collected some wood for a bonfire also so that should keep us warm. The weather has been very kind to us and we've only had a few spots of rain (unlike you poor souls back at home I hear!)

Tomorrow we will go on a forest ramble before time to head back on the bus.

We finally managed to catch a squirrel on camera! They were very active this morning and difficult to photograph but Ruth managed it. Well done Ruth. Some oyster catchers have also managed to lay eggs on the dry ski slope which is a very odd and dangerous place to nest!

Here's a slideshow again but I haven't had time to upload any more videos yet.


  1. Well done, everyone. Sounds like there's a lot of brave people there - people overcoming their fears and saving Mrs Bunning. Great work!

    We saw oystercatchers when we went to Scapa beach last week. We didn't think you would see them nesting when you went skiing!

  2. Looks like the kids had a great time. I really appreciate the time you have taken to post up the pictures.

    Will probably have a weary daughter back tonight.

    Great blog!

    All the best


  3. Great to see more of your activities! I see there are still acts of chivalry too - well done Jack saving Mrs Bunning from a soaking!
    Great to have Mr Geddes pop past too and manage an activity.
    Have a safe journey home and a great weekend.
    Mrs Rendall

  4. Lovely to see you all having such a fun time together! It's great seeing your photos and hearing your news on the blog each night.

  5. Wow, I can't believe that it is Friday already, it has been a very quick week.
    It has been great to keep up with everything that you have been up to with your photos and videos, it looks like everyone has had a fantastic time, it was lovely to see Mr Geddes aswell.
    Look forward to seeing you all tonight.
    Donna Y

  6. It's been great to see what the children have been doing and that they are having a good time. I look forward to hearing all about it tonight.
    Ely Fraser

  7. Hello P7
    looks like you're all having great fun. can't wait till you get home and get stuck into the laundry!
    Hazel F

  8. Have enjoyed the blog all week and enjoyed the videos, photos and tales. Lovely tho' to have my girl back full of stories about the great time she and everyone had. Thanks to all the adults who took them and gave them such wonderful experiences and memories