Teamwork and individual achievements were in abundance during an action-paced stay at Tower Wood. Years 5 and 6 have just returned from an amazing week in which they all participated in a range of exciting challenges.
They were blessed with fantastic weather and they certainly profited from it with every activity. Each day started with the children learning how to make their own packed lunches, something which proved an interesting sight for the teachers to watch!
A cooked breakfast was devoured and set the children up for each busy day, as they headed off in their groups to embark on their adventures. Many surprised themselves with their stamina and determination to tackle everything that came their way.
They relished the chance to try something new and show off their newly-discovered skills and confidence. Eve and Felicity appeared to have turned into Spiderwomen with their rock climbing, such was the speed and skills they demonstrated!
Archie proved a complete natural with his sailing on Lake Windermere. Pippa, Harrison and Austin climbed to the very top of the Jacob’s Ladder – no mean feat!
Joe and Florence even found time to stop to help an elderly lady with words of encouragement during the demanding mountain walk, demonstrating such thoughtful kindness.
Ollie and Oliver demonstrated terrific teamwork by helping every single member of their team with specific instructions on how to successfully climb the rock face. Kayaking, raft building, obstacle courses, mountain biking – the list of enjoyable yet testing activities went on.
The fun didn’t stop after tea, as the children found a new surge of energy to participate in the evening activities. These included orienteering and a competitive treasure hunt. Hide and seek proved particularly popular with the highlight being the whole group looking frantically, and unsuccessfully, for Mr Edgar – only to discover that he had been hiding right in front of their base!
The list of accomplishments is truly endless and the teachers are rightly proud of the children. They worked so hard and achieved so much!
The children demonstrated the ethos of Oakhill, working together to rise to every challenge. The only one they didn’t see coming was the gentle wake up call from Mrs Hellewell on the last morning!