Little Canada Trip - November 2015
On Friday 6th November, a group of children from years 5 and 6 set out on an adventure to Little Canada on the Isle of Wight. This was a fun-filled, adventure during which all the children tried new activities and challenged themselves to conquer their fears and achieve above and beyond their own expectations. The children were able to take part in abseiling, fencing, aeroball, trapeze, climbing, quad biking, archery, zip wire, giant swing and cat walk. They also had 3 exciting evening activities: ambush, wacky races and a disco. The children excelled themselves and were fantastic representatives of our school, showing our values of challenge, respect, effort and resilience throughout the weekend. The children were accompanied by Miss Page, Mrs Lenaghan, Mrs Price, Mr Fossey, Miss Lelliot and Miss Green who also took part in the activities with the children. They returned to school on Monday 9th November, after a wonderful experience that I am sure they will never forget.
The following prizes were awarded:
Best boy of the weekend: Jonas (nominations: Frankie, Tyrin, Billy W, Trent and Caleb)
Best girl of the weekend: Jessica (nominations: Macey, Louise, Nana and Jenny)
Tidiest bedroom (girls): Kiera, Nana, Poppy, Jenny, Jessica
Tidiest bedroom (boys): Michael, Charlie L, Awet, Lewis
Prizes for the best 'improved behaviour': Hayley and Lewis
Diary by Charlie L (Saturday 7th November)
Yesterday, 6th November, some children from our school travelled to Little Canada. Before we got the ferry, some adults from the school drove us to the ferry port. When we arrived on the Isle of Wight, we got a bus to Little Canada. We went to the Activity Centre and we got our suitcases. Then we got our cabin keys. After that, we played ambush. It was a great game and a great day. Although it was a good day, I hope that the rest of the holiday is even better.
Ambush by Scott
This activity involves hiding in bushes and in other places and if you get found you can earn points by saying “ambush” from behind if you’re hiding and if you’re seeking you can say “ambush” in any direction. I liked this activity because it involves teamwork and great fun.
Ambush by Frankie
This activity involves hiding in bushes and finding people. If someone walks past you can ambush them from behind. If you get found, the finding team get a point. If you’re the last team standing, you get a point. I liked this activity because it involved teamwork and hiding in small spaces.
Aeroball by Tyrin
The best one is aeroball because you are on a trampoline and you have to throw through the hoop. If you get the top one, you get 2 points, if you get the bottom one, you get 1. I am proud of myself because I won nearly all the matches.
Aeroball by Louise
This game is really good but tiring because you always have to keep jumping to try and get it in the goal. So it’s a really good game, have a go and I bet you will like it.
Aeroball by Michael
Aeroball is a really fun game, you go on a trampoline and try and score points. If you score in the top hole you get two points and the bottom hole gets you one point. I enjoy aeroball because you can see who wins and you can be really competitive. It’s a fun mini-game, you can show all your skills and talents. It’s really fun, you should try it for yourself.
Abseiling by Jack
It is high but fun. You have to have all these ropes attached and then you can run down the wall. It was scary at first but it got better.
Abseiling by Faye
A tall wall which you have to climb down with a rope. It’s scary at first but when you’re half way down it is fun.
Abseiling by Opal
It’s a high wall which you have to climb down. It is complete with scaffolding to enable it to stand up and provide an easy way down. I think it is amazing because it provides a fabulous walk down and it gives a good experience for young and older children who don’t get out much. Also the equipment is great.
Abseiling by Macey-Leigh
It’s a high wall with scaffolding to hold it up and so you can get up. Next all you have to do is listen to your instructor and then just abseil down the wall. In my opinion, I think it’s a great experience to overcome fears and have a nice time with your friends. I suggest you at least try it, because you’ll love it.
Trapeze by Keira
When you climb up the pole, you’re fine and it’s like rock climbing, but when you’re at the top it’s really scary but I tried twice but I still didn’t like it. I was really scared and I nearly started to cry but once you start going down, you’re OK. I unfortunately didn’t do it because I was really scared.