The Kingswood Chronicle
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5.59 am -Good Morning everyone, and what an early start it has been. Most children up by 6, yes 6 o'clock, they must be keen to see you all. Dormitories are now a hive of industry as they try to collect all their things and then attempt to squeeze them into the bag they came in, it's going to be quite a challenge!
We've got a whole 2 hours before breakfast, so children might struggle to complete this early morning task as some socks are resisting being caught - they are making a break for it down corridors, hiding in curtains or under bunk beds.
We've heard rumours that some of the boys have even found where the showers are, so miracles do happen.
We have a busy morning ahead, with 2 more activities, shopping and lunch before we say a sad goodbye. Staff at Kingswood have been amazing and I'm sure a little part of every child will want to stay another day here. Now only 1 hour 45 minutes until breakfast, it could be a long morning for us all.
1.30 WE'RE COMING HOME
Good Morning, everyone and a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jacob.
We ALL had a good night's sleep, though some noisy boys from other schools did cause a few problems that Miss Ellis sorted out.
Very rainy during the night, but it looks like it's going to be fine for the SEVEN activities planned for today. Mr Mann will need 3 Shredded Wheats for breakfast at least, if he's going try and keep up!
11.30 it's been a windswept start to the day, Group C where first into the tunnels this morning, not many socks came out of there either clean or dry. Other groups were more lucky with quad biking and climbing. The sun's out now, and thoughts are turning to lunch, the rumour from Miss Ellis is that fish fingers could be on the menu. All children are having a fantastic time, challenging themselves with lots of fun. You all should be very proud of them. See you after lunch.
2.00 Well Miss Ellis was right, fish fingers! There was also spaghetti bolagnaise, with garlic bread and salad. It's great to see so many of St Giles children choosing salad and fruit. Another fun pack, energy sapping group of activities, climbing, low ropes ... The list is endless. Everyone now settling down for a little rest before tea, before the evening events. It might be wise to clear any laundry you have, because I don't think we're bringing much clean stuff back!
7.00 It's disco time - hair, make up, glad rags ... and that's just Mr Pateman. Children are busy packing away their things, as we've a lot to fit in before leaving tomorrow.
9.00 - disco done, Miss Smith, Miss Ellis, Miss Osbourne and Miss Cable are all moved out and had to drag Mr Mann off the dance floor! Everyone now tuck up in bed ready for our journey back. Lots to do tomorrow morning with packing, beds to strip and 2 more activities to do. Please expect some very tired children when we finally get back.
As always, St Giles children's attitude and behaviour has been exemplary. All the teaching staff have throughly enjoyed looking after them. One more night and them we're back - enjoy the peace whilst you can!
9.00 all present and correct, cases are in the hall, and we're all excited, even Mr Mann!!!
12.00 almost there. All packed and ready to go! "Have you all been to the toilet? Are you sure Miss Cable?"
1.15 arrived safe and sound. The journey was very quick, roads were very quiet. Everyone doing a tour of the site, the canteen looks great - you can have as much salad as possible. And there's a cat called Chicken!
3.30 Now in our dormitories, trying to make our beds. Lost a few in a duvet cover, and fitted sheets are becoming very frustrating. We've got to get our rooms ready before we can start our first activity. It's go go go here!
Beds are made, well sort of, there was a group who really struggled - wasn't there boys!
5.00 first activity here we come, and then finally some food- we're all starving!!
6.15 fantastic meals, but we were very hungry.
8.00 hot chocolate, toasted marshmallows and biscuits under the stars and crackling camp fire. 2 children fell asleep.
9.30 all in bed, but not sure all are asleep. Night night all, looking forward to tomorrow
Packing to do