I was delighted to be able to join the children at Condover Hall on Wednesday evening to hear all about their adventures. I would like to report they all went to sleep immediately, although on this occasion the fire alarm going off is good reason to be awake a bit later. It was a false alarm but the children handled the situation well and eventually got to sleep.
The next day and the discussions at breakfast were all about what they were most looking forward to. The children have been very supportive of each other, encouraging when a challenge is worrying someone and celebrating in each other’s achievements. The whole class enjoyed Wet and Wild, which involved a range of challenges and games in the swimming pool. They particularly enjoyed when the instructors ‘fell in’.
Body zorbing was a new challenge for many of the children. This involved getting inside an inflatable ball and trying to knock each other over sumo style. Plenty of laughs were had by both groups, particularly when both opponents managed to trip themselves without even bumping each other. Lunch was devoured and the children enjoyed mixing with children from other parts of the country during their free time. We therefore were referred to as Leicester!
The children also completed the shelter building and trust walk activities that the other groups had enjoyed earlier in the week. Abseiling has been a big challenge that many of the children had been looking forward to and enjoyed completing. The view from the top of the tower was fantastic.
Dinner was followed by a birthday cake for Joshua, who had happy birthday sung to him throughout the day! A trip to the tuck shop to buy souvenirs (and a few treats) came before the vital preparation time before the disco. After plenty of dancing the children welcomed Mrs Wilce back before starting to pack in preparation for departure on Friday lunchtime.