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Shortenills 2015


Here are a selection of images from the trip.








Evening activities 

Monday we did some fire lighting and "Shortenills has got talent" where Scott was pretending to be Simon in the yurt. 

Tuesday we did arts and crafts, played different board games, some people played football and  some students did some sewing.

Wednesday we had a delightful campfire where we sang songs and played fun games in the meadow.

Thursday we played some games or did arts and crafts.

Day 4

Today we were up and ready and eating our breakfast at 8:30. After we got our day bags ready and set off to Roughwood farm. We saw lots of different animals and some lucky children got to feed the baby lambs. Some of the animals we saw was a nice and delicate bull that we named Kenny, a herd of cows, sheep and chickens and some helpful children got to go and get the fresh warm eggs that hadn't long been laid. Before we left we did some games like who had the best joke . It was Miss Wood who won so she kept the farmers stick, and there was a competition between the girls, boys and teachers... Girls won! After our delicious lunch we set traps to catch mammals and we are going to see if we have caught  anything on Friday 5th June 2015. Then we went to the woods to think about ecological footprints and soon put compost in bottles to see if it rots. Later that evening we did some evening activities where you could choose what you wanted to do.

Day 3

Today we were up and ready by 8:30. All of the pupils had breakfast. Then we played on the adventure playground. Then we found out our brilliant headteacher was visiting, for the day. After that we headed to the classroom to find out what we were doing. It turned out it was pond dipping. After heading to the pond we used a net to catch many creatures that live deep and above the cleanish water. Soon after catching insects we headed back to the classroom to see what we had caught. Altogether we collected  newts, tadpoles, nymphs, snails, dragon fly larvas and other astounding creatures, species and more (28 different species).  Then we went to the meadow and forest to look for insects. When the whistle blew it was telling us we were going to have some magic spot time. We played a quick game of hide and seek tag and after that we went to our dormitory to relax then had our tea/supper.

Day 2

This morning we woke up at about 7:30 and started telling funny stories. For our breakfast we had the choice of cereal or toast and I had toast. Julia taught us how to use a compass for our walk. When we went for a walk we went through the woods and found an old quarry. For lunch we had lasagne or jacket potato which we all enjoyed and ate peacefully. After lunch we all played in the adventure play ground. Shortly after we had some team building exercises and some trust activities. We hugged and smelt some trees.The trees didn't smell really of anything but some of the trees were rough. After we did that, we went to play 4 different team activities. We had to talk and listen to each other to work as a team. Over on the meadow we played a big game of tag.

Day 1

As soon as we were ready to leave we realised that there was a slow puncture so we had to wait for another bus. We had a good journey down here and there was no traffic. We then took our bags off and went straight into the classrooms where we were put in groups. A little while later we had a talk about the different locations and we started to learn of how to read a map. Soon after we went on a walk around the grounds where we all had a go at leading people to the correct destination. Then we had our lunch, we had pizza, beans and potato wedges followed by apple crumble and custard. After lunch we went to the playground and we had lots of fun. After a while we went off in groups of three to do some orientering and with that we had to use our knowledge to know how to find the cards with a map that had numbers and letters. Then we made our beds and unpacked our suitcases when there was a fire drill. After that we had sandwiches of our choice, fruit, vegetables and a cookie. Now we are having a talent show and some more fun activities. All of us are so excited for tomorrow.