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Year 6 Isle Of Wight

Year six are now back from their residential to the Isle of Wight. This blog post was created to allow us to continually post new pictures and news as it happened on the trip.

 

Once we have gathered all of the photographs together, we hope to add a slideshow of some of our ‘best bits’ from the week.

 

1.6.16: We are all looking forward to our amazing adventures and the countdown to coaches leaving at 7am has begun!

 

Checklist:

  • Packed lunch, mid-morning snack and a drink
  • Spending money for Portsmouth
  • Waterproof Coat
  • Medication (with a completed form to hand in)
  • Sun cream
  • Appropriate clothing for the week (including Disco outfits)
  • Water bottle
  • Spending money for the week (no more than £30)
  • Camera (if you want)
  • Postcards (stamps and addresses) to send a message home

 

And most importantly… Good weather, a sense of fun and an appetite for adventure!

 

Day 1:

 

We have all arrived safe and well at Little Canada after a whistle-stop tour around Portsmouth Historical Dockyard. It was a smooth crossing and we arrived on site at about 3:30pm. We have had a tour of the facilities and a few games before settling into our chalets. After dinner, we enjoyed ‘Splash’ where we had to work as a team to earn resources in order to make a protective cage for a water bomb. I think that we are all looking forward to bedtime after such a long and tiring day!

 

Day 2:

 

After a bit of a lie-in (6:45am) and a hearty breakfast, we were ready to embark on another action packed day. We’ve had a few tears to combat fears with activities such as Giant swing, abseiling, trapeze and climbing. With plenty of support from our group members, we have managed to push ourselves and are proud of everything we have achieved. After dinner, we travelled the short distance to Ryde for an evening of bowling.

 

Day 3:

 

With tired eyes but raring to go, we set off to face new challenges. From archery to zip wire, we achieved bulls eyes and zoomed along at great speeds (amongst other activities). In the afternoon, we slowed the pace a little and stepped back in time for a visit to Carisbrooke Castle. We even got to see Jack and Jill (the donkeys) who demonstrated how the well would have been operated. To complete our day, we had a beach camp fire with songs and games.

 

Day 4:

 

Today, Year 6 travelled to Blackgang Chine to enjoy the day at a theme park. They have barged beyond bushes in the maze, screamed down the slippery slopes of the water slide, tested the circumference of a teacup at high speed and ventured past deadly dinosaurs. This evening they have got all dressed up to enjoy the bright, colourful lights shining off the disco ball.

 

Day 5:

 

We woke up early this morning to tidy our chalets and pack our cases before taking part in our last two activities of the week. Following lunch, it was time to bid a fond farewell to Ean and Kat (our groupies) and the Isle of Wight. After a slight delay, we boarded the ferry to take us back to the mainland. We arrived back at West Hill at 6pm where our families were waiting to greet us and hear about our week.

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