Had a brilliant day yesterday. Orienteering went well and everyone loved the arsenic tunnels. We learned about how the tunnels worked then Mr Bateson taught us how to play Buzzards. Lots of fun, but how did Miss Robinson manage to stay hidden for so long. Rumours that she strayed out of bounds are completely unfounded – she says!
After a huge amount of spaghetti bolognese and pasta bake, we were introduced to Mark the Miner who certainly made an impression. Here are some of our thoughts:
“Mark was funny. He had a brilliant Cornish accent so everything he said sounded funny. The quiz was great fun even though the boys and girls drew and we loved the story about Tommy ‘Grizzler’ Adams.” Phoebe, Dom and Luke
“It was better than I expected. I was surprised by his stories which were funny and exciting. I learnt a lot about being a miner and I loved the bit where Mark got Miss Osborne to stand up then combed her hair with a skeleton’s hand. He also had a boot which he had found in an old mine shaft and the boot still has a man’s toes in it!” Zak
A bit of a late night. The staff clung to the hope of a late start this morning, but these hopes were dashed at half five. Still, the children are great, the staff are great, the weather is beautiful. We couldn’t really ask for more.