“Are we nearly there yet?… I can see the sea…Can we eat our lunch? (9.30am!)…Miss Solomon…” echoed through the coach very noisily as we travelled to Marle Hall. Children had finished their Haribos, waved continuously at passing lorries, recorded Eddie Stobbart lorry names and taken hundreds of pictures before we had even left Warwickshire, but we arrived safely and in good time ready for a picnic lunch on the veranda. If only children sang as loudly in assembly as they did on the bus! When the children decided to close the blinds, I thought they were all going to have a little sleep… no such luck! The singing continued. Bizarrely, they all took their shoes off for the journey – imagine the smell.
After being suited and booted, we ventured through picturesque Marle Woods before returning for dinner (pizza or jacket potato, followed by sticky toffee pudding). Only 4 children had to have their shoes tied during the short walk!
Having watched the World Cup in the common room, we got ready for bed. It’s amazing how many children developed a love for reading just before lights out. “Please can I read for five more minutes; I’ve just got to the good bit..?” was a very commonly uttered phrase this evening.
The children have been a delight so far and great ambassadors for our school.
Tomorrow brings a day of canoeing and bushcraft.