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Roald Dahl’s100th birthday
It was lovely to see so many children with their Roald Dahl book props and books on what would have been his 100th birthday.
The children had a great day in their classes involved in a variety of Roald Dahl related activities from maths to art!
All the children enjoyed guessing each other’s props some not so easy to guess!
Thank you to all parents/carers for your support and encouragement making the day an enjoyable one.
THE SLEEPING SENSE PROJECT with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at theSheldonian Theatre - June 2016
Class 3 Residential - Miss Raval's Blog!
Monday: All arrived at Woodlands safely, seeing the children trying to get the luggage up several flights of stairs was a sight! After getting to know group instructors over pizza outdoors, all the groups were involved in problem solving activities to strengthen team work, co-operation and communication.
Having de-briefed with the group leaders it was wonderful to hear all the positive comments about Stadhampton children. I was very proud hearing the comments made to the group I was working with by the group leader, comments included:
'excellent teamwork guys.' 'You children have shown me effort in abundancetoday...'
Tuesday: Today got off to an early start with an action packed day! Activities were wide and varied, whilst one group got their waterproofs on for a day of caving, another group prepared for a mountain walk and another group were very excited at the thought of flying through the air on a zip wire! It was fantastic to see the children having an amazing time and overcoming their fears.
Wednesday: It was great to be joined by Mrs Turner and Mrs Scragg who saw for themselves what an amazing time the children and staff were having, I think Mrs Turner secretly wanted to stay too!
My group embraced the joys of canoeing in the glorious sunshine, as well as becoming experienced at loading and unloading canoes off trailers, they mastered the art of canoeing and swimming over rapids (and so did I!) During the course of the day they were also learning 'real life' geography.
As the week progressed it was fantastic to see the children managing feelings and dealing with emotions, making decisions, showing an increase in motivation, determination and taking responsibility.
The children enjoyed hot chocolate after their challenging outdoor evening activities.
Several children were also busy this evening preparing a little surprise for Betsy who was celebrating her 11th birthday tomorrow to ensure that although she is away from home she will have a birthday to remember, she even has volunteers to exempt her from her duties tomorrow ahh...
Part of the evening we enjoyed celebrating Betsy's birthday with cake and Betsy making her birthday wishes whilst blowing out her candles. The children thoroughly enjoyed singing 'Happy Birthday' in the beautiful grounds of Woodlands before making their way to bed. They are now all safely tucked up, ready for an exciting last day before heading home after a memorable week of outdoor activities! I wonder how they will cope getting their cases down the stairs!
Friday: Last days activities before returning back to school........