What a day on the water we have had! Coasteering, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and lots of soaking the teachers at every opportunity! The children have been fed extremely well and are playing beautifully in the sunshine before we tuck in to some camp cake before bedtime!
Over the past couple of weeks, Classes 1 and 2 have been learning about all the different wonderful people who help us in so many different ways! As well as an exciting visit to the fire station, we have been fortunate enough to have many visitors come into school including: a doctor, a personal trainer, a military officer, the school crossing supervisor and two nurses. A huge thank you to everyone who gave up their time to come and talk to us about their jobs!
Children in Foundation Stage had an exciting start to the week, as ten quail chicks hatched on Monday morning. One chick sadly didn’t make it, but the other nine are looking healthy and rapidly gaining confidence. They are tiny balls of fluff at the moment and we are looking forward to seeing our new pets grow over the coming weeks.
Classes 6, 7 and 8 loved visiting Geevor Mine, the world famous heritage site in the far west of Cornwall, where for 80 years miners dug deep into the rocks to find tin.
Wearing our hard hats, we explored the different parts of the mine and realised how this really dangerous job became easier when electricity started to be used. In the olden days, the miners had needed to use candles made from animal fat (because they were cheap) and would stick them to their hats!
One highlight was the journey underground when we stumbled our way through water and rock to learn about the working day for men and boys. We also played the role of bal maidens crushing the rocks, and discovered that carrying the stone in the hand barrow (with no wheels) was very heavy and wobbly.
Other favourite activities were seeing the beautiful minerals and rocks in the Hard Rock Museum and then panning in the water tables to find our own to take home!
We’ve had a great day at BF Adventure today and our campers were more than ready for their beds tonight! We’ve finished the day with a camp fire and hot chocolate and are looking forward to our final day of adventures tomorrow.
After a hearty breakfast we are ready for our day of water sports. Then I think we will all sleep well tonight!
Fed, watered and settled. We are looking forward to a cooked breakfast, a better weather forecast and a day full of water sports. Good night!
The year 3 campers have arrived safely and already completed their first activity- either indoor climbing or team building in the adventure quarry. Despite a short downpour spirits are high. Everyone has settled into their rooms and are looking forward to activity 2.