The monster hunt!
Super creepy and super scary! I will never complain about being confronted by a Parent ever again!
What a super busy weekend the children have had! Such varied and exciting activities!
I've really enjoyed updating the blog using the odd photograph and information recieved from text messages and phone calls.
I've also enjoyed reading the parents comments and seeing the likes on facebook.
I know the trip is expensive but my hope is that after following the children for the weekend on this blog, you feel that it was money well spent! (Perhaps not so much when they open that suit case in the kitchen on Monday night!)
This weekend the children have experienced things they couldn't see or do in Ipswich. Just being away from the comforts of home or just not seeing family for more than one day is a huge for some of our children.
Every child will walk away having gained something from this residential trip.
A huge thank you to my dedicated staff for leading this trip especially seeing as it ran over a weekend! Super dedication!
I say this every time at the end of a residential trip BUT leading residential trips IS HARD WORK! It is a massive responsibility taking care of other peoples children for a whole weekend and there is no switch off time. It is constant. You are a teacher 24 hours a day for the full 4 days! And... although we love being teachers, it is nice to be able to put your feet up at the end of the day, turn on The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills and relax (perhaps that's just me!). However, the one thing that makes it all worthwhile is seeing a different side to the children that we know in school; watching them achieve things they didn't think they could and watching them mature and think for themselves in such a short space of time. Giving up time to lead a residential is above and beyond what is expected of a teacher. The teachers on the trip will be working 12 days straight and for no extra payment... they do it because they want to offer our children this experience and for this I am incredibly grateful.
I hope you all have a fabulous final day. And... parents it wont be long... they will be back with you very soon! And I wonder how long it will be before you want to send them back again!
After what was the best nights sleep the children were woken this morning with a Fire Drill at 7:31am! Who needs an alarm clock?
Just had breakfast and now getting ready for the monster trail.
Packing up suitcases as they go so they can make a quick getaway at 1:30pm. Hopefully, they'll pick up their own clothes and no one elses!
Roll on tonight when the contents of those suitcases are emptied on to the kitchen floor ready to be washed!
Apologies for dodgy, shaky camera images... my guess is Mr Smith is dancing the macarena whilst taking the photos! : )
Travelling back on the coach from Blakeney. Dinner soon.
All the sightseeing has taken its toll on Mr Rix! See picture!
Getting ready for dinner and the... DISCO!
Been on the Ferry to Blakeney Point... we have seen the seals!
Look closely at the sign in picture 3... Lets hope it doesn't flood!
A perfect way to finish what has been a super busy day! The children had a great time at Splash.
Now all tucked in bed! Fingers crossed they'll get to sleep a little earlier than yesterday. Mr Smith needs some beauty sleep.
WiFi is still causing difficulties in sending through photos so we've included a picture of a swimming pool instead and a fake picture of Mrs Steward.
So far the children have spent the day as Pirates! No news on whether Mrs Harries was made to 'walk the plank'.
They have complete lots of team building activities and eaten a well deserved lunch. More fun planned for this afternoon.