After breakfast (which for Sam was a very brightly decorated and sugary bowl of porridge) we prepared for the day ahead.
A long, but beautiful mountain walk was on today’s agenda. Suited and booted, carrying rucksacks containing waterproofs, layers of clothing, heavy bottles of water, lunch – and in my case, a small pharmacy- we set off on the three peak challenge. There were a few moans and groans as the gravel path got steeper and steeper and some children were a little bit disappointed not to be allowed their lunch at 10.30am. Nevertheless, they plodded on up, battling the wind and chatting happily as they went (particularly Issy, Delphie, Samuel and Emilka, who hardly paused for breath).
The walk was followed by a trip to the beach to search the rock pools. Crabs, whelks, star fish and shrimp were just some of the things that we discovered.
Dinner (roast chicken and apple crumble) was far noisier than previously. The sea air and the long walk had not tired the children out; instead, it had done the opposite!
To burn off excess energy, we had some evening activities. The first task was to get the whole team over the challenge wall (approximately 2m high) without ropes, steps or ladders etc. Some great collaboration was seen: J, Oscar and Scarlett were great team players.
Activity number two was to move across the car park as a group on a set of 2m long wooden “skis” by lifting the wood using ropes. This proved particularly challenging for some. Co-ordination was lacking at first and the “skis” hardly moved, but after persevering, all teams cracked it. Olivia and Nina were very organised and co-ordinated and were able to offer useful advice to their friends.
Another exhausting but fun filled day was had by all.