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Friday, 27 May 2016

Saying 'farewell' to Kingswood!

After a very hearty breakfast of sausage, potato rosti and plum tomatoes, Year Six had to learn how to pack their suitcases without the help of their parents! Sian was requested to sit on Ella's because it was so full of unfolded clothes! Conversation at the breakfast table involved, "So, Mr Seymour, you teach us during the day, what's your real job? Are you a plumber or something?"

The accommodation was efficiently evacuated by 09:05, so the year group went out for a bit of play time before the first activity. The morning activities were archery, team tech (for the parents this was a lot like giant Meccano ), and the obstacle course.

As if the children weren't exhausted enough after four full days of fresh air, the Kingswood team opened the Abseiling/ Zip Wire tower just before lunch as an extra residential treat. Most of them managed to have a turn on one of these challenges and Megan and Kimberly were brave enough to complete the abseiling, which they were too scared of the day before!

The last meal of the trip was a picnic lunch of sandwiches, crisps and apples, which had been set up by the Kingswood team and was enjoyed by everyone in the sunshine (which the children were fully protected from by the services of Mr Seymour and his sun cream chase)!

The adults expected the year group to be tired out on the ferry home, but the children found a new energy just in time to be delivered to their parents (sorry!).

Everyone involved in the year six trip seems to have had a whale of a time on the Isle of Wight and I think we all deserve the week off for half term! Congratulations year six, you did us proud!

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