And so the intrepid explorers approach the end of their mission. Today’s final push has been testing…..more scaling of vertical cliffs that reach the sky……undertaking the leap of faith to bridge the deadly crevasse………..building their own raft to navigate the open seas…….to finally reach the Castle of Rochester, where they rescued the imprisoned Princess. The brave hearts were rewarded with a knighthood at Rochester Guild Hall. The town has erupted into celebrations, which have gone on into the night with a wild disco being held to thank our heroes. Three special heroes have been selected for their outstanding gallantry and presented with birthday cakes!! Thank you Alfie Cook, Byron Toto and Cameron Rice xxx
So dear Muggles….. may I bid you farewell after a wonderful, enchanting adventure!
What a fabulous day!!! Arthur class spent the morning at Rochester Castle and the Guild Hall seeing these impressive historic buildings bathed in sunshine….and even dressing up in medieval armour! During the afternoon the children showed their amazing strength of character climbing 7m rock faces. What was impressive throughout all of the classes was the way in which the children supported one another….inspiring and heart warming.
Percival and Guinevere Class spent the day practicing their engineering skills raft building and testing their nerve on the high ropes! The bravery of children never ceases to amaze! Later they showed their map reading skills orienteering in the afternoon sun, following co-ordinates to discover hidden treasures! Finally, up stepped the budding ‘Robin Hoods’ and the children showed us all up!!!! Some Olympians of the future I think!
So here we all are now…evening number 2. The children were a little lively last night and have been very busy today…..so we’re ALL hoping for a full night’s sleep 🙂
Hot chocolate supped and biscuit devoured. Your children are sun kissed and glowing with fulfilment. Night all….
The children should go to their classrooms as normal at 8.45am for registration. Please could parents take their child’s baggage directly to the coaches, which will be parked at the entrance to the school car park on Tubbenden Lane. The coaches will be loaded for a prompt departure at 9.30am. After registration the children and staff will meet you at the coaches to say their goodbyes. We expect to arrive at Rochester by 10.30am. Notice of safe arrival will be posted on the school website and we shall also send a text message to the primary contact for each child, via our “Groupcall” system.
On the day of return, the children will have lunch at Arethusa and will leave by 1.30pm, arriving back at school at approximately 2.15pm. Please be there to pick up your child from the coach, which will again park in the entrance to the school car park on Tubbenden Lane.
We hope you had a lovely peaceful week! Before we arrive home, we would like to tell you that we have had a wonderful time in France with the Year 6 children. They have been fantastically behaved, enthusiastic and have been an absolute pleasure to be with. They are a lovely group of children and have done themselves proud. Thank you all for your help in preparing the children and supporting us on this adventure.
We are expected to arrive back at Tubbenden (Sandy Bury entrance) at 7.15 subject to traffic on the motorways in France and England.
Have a lovely weekend! From a very tired, but extremely happy teaching team in France