Hindleap November 2019 Blog
Information for parents - Hindleap Warren 2019 -from the meeting on 30th September
Please find here a copy of the residential trip PowerPoint.
We have arrived and begun our first activities. Group 1 and 2 had pioneering and team challenges while group 3 and 4 took on the climbing wall and zip-wire. Everyone had a great time challenging themselves and have got off to a great start! The evening pool party was fantastic fun, which was then followed up with a nice hot chocolate before bed. More challenges tomorrow
Our second day has been challenging with very cold weather but all the children are trying their hardest to stay active to keep warm! Groups 1 and 2 have tried the zip-wire and climbing wall while groups 3 and 4 competed in archery and the crate stack challenge. This evenings quiz was really fun - with the children choosing to put their PJs on at 5.30pm and quiz in their slippers! They have also stocked up on gifts and treats in the tuck shop.
We have had a very exciting start to the day as we began our forest adventure which the whole group took part in all morning. It involved crawling, wading and jumping through mud and along a stream! Some children loved this and others did not, but every single one of them completed the walk. The afternoon then consisted of orienteering map work or getting back in the harness to try the Pentagon course and the Leap of Faith - quite a challenge! After a great pizza dinner, we all got our coats and torches and explored the forest at night; even seeing some stars. Safe to say everyone was quick to turn out their dorm room lights and go to sleep tonight!
Still good weather all day today - not a drop of rain. Groups 1 and 2 were taught all about grid references and had to guide everyone around the Hindleap Warren site. They were then tested on their map reading skills and set an orienteering challenge where they had to independently find their way around the forest tracks - they all made it back to base with plenty of time to spare! Groups 3 and 4 were able to sit around a camp fire and then learnt survival skills and shelter building. We've had a full final day at the site and I've seen every child do something, or try something new this week - what a great achievement! They are now enjoying film night with some tuck shop sweets and can't wait to see all their families again tomorrow.