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Isle of Wight June 2017.
Early on Monday the 26th June, Year 6 boarded their coaches and headed for the Isle of Wight. There was a huge sense of excitement and everybody was thrilled when we finally arrived on the island.
Our first stop was Osborne House and the sun was shining down. In their groups the children explored Queen Victoria's house and grounds and enjoyed a picnic lunch. Our next stop was PGL Little Canada.
The children lined up in anticipation to finally find out who their chalet companions would be and to finally step foot in their homes for the week. They all settled in well and enjoyed an evening activity and a good meal.
The rest of the week was spent doing a wide range of activities; some which required a head for heights like abseiling, climbing, Jacob's ladder, zip wire and Catwalk; buggy building, problems solving, dragon boating, challenge course and the dreaded sensory trail required good team work skills; and other activities included fencing, archery and aeroball which were also really fun!
The weather was not always on our side and some evening activities were changed because of this but the children were very creative and came up with some fun games that could be played in the chalets.
All too soon it was time to leave. We had all had an amazing time but were definitely ready for a good sleep in our own beds. The children had grown up so much in such a short space of time; they were all incredibly well behaved and really did make us all very proud. Well done St James' Year 6 2017!
Some comments from the children:
"I had a great time! It was the best week of my life!"
"It was great fun, we laughed everyday and the group leaders were so supportive."
"Even though it was raining, the activities were still really fun."
"It is a week none of us will forget - a memory to treasure!"