Eagles arrived at Kingswood full of excitement last Wednesday. We met our group leader, Adam, and had a tour of the centre. After settling into our dorms we had our first activity. Mr Woolston came to watch the fencing group; it was apparent that he may have some hidden talent in this area. Following that, we had our first Kingswood meal, then rounded the evening off with a campfire. The Eagles were the oldest children on the corridor (the other schools were Year 4 and Year 5) which was a nice experience for them.
Thursday was packed with activities. We particularly enjoyed a new activity that Staffordshire have only been running for 8 weeks: buggy building. We used barrels and wood to create buggies that two children could ride on and compete in games.
Other activities we undertook were zipwire, archery (Mrs Holt's favourite!), caving, Nightline, problem solving and climbing. All the children set themselves personal challenges and all of them completed them. Such great resilience was shown by all.
Photos to follow.
Thank you all for attending the parents' meeting on Tuesday. I hope you enjoyed our lovely new tables and chairs!
Attached is a copy of the notes I used to deliver the information to you.
Do come and find either me or Mrs Jackson if you have any questions.
Year 4 and Year 5 combined for the morning to make up our new Eagles class.
We started the morning with some art: first of all, decorating a quarter of a circle within a square and secondly a half portrait of their own faces. The quarter circles are up on display; separately, they are good, but all together are fantastic - just like our new class!
After break we went to the field for a scavenger hunt. It was interesting for us teachers to see how well the children worked in teams to complete their lists. Maisie found a nest of pheasant's eggs too.