What an amazing time we had on our residential trip to Windermere! The children were absolutely brilliant and joined in enthusiastically with all activities and their behaviour was impeccable; we had many compliments about their brilliant behaviour from residents and staff at the Youth Hostel as well as from tourists at all the attractions we visited. Please enjoy the photos of each day below; there are quite a lot!
After our arrival and picnic lunch, we had great fun doing bush craft and survival activities out in the woods with Ian. Activities included: First aid (bandaging) and stretcher building, shelter building, a blindfold trail and finally the hilarious bush tucker trial where some very brave children managed to eat all the interesting insects and bugs provided by Ian! A tasty tea followed and then it was back to the woods for more (very wet and extremely muddy!) play, fun and games. After showers we all had hot chocolate with our teddies and then it was time for bed and sleep…eventually!
Our second day began quite early! Much caffeine was consumed by staff and then we all had a wonderful full cooked breakfast! We then got ready for our day out to Brockhole and the taxis came to shuttle us down the road. The tree top trek was fantastic and everyone was very brave and completed it with no problems. After the trek, we had a picnic lunch and a stroll down to the lake. The adventure playground was our next stop where the children would have played all day given the chance! More adventures in the woods were had after tea, followed by showers and more hot chocolate.
We couldn’t believe it was already time to pack and go home! On our way home, we took the launch over to the aquarium where we had a fantastic guided tour and even saw Nemo and Dory! A picnic lunch followed and then back to the bus for our return trip. We were VERY, VERY tired! Huge thanks must go to Mrs Cruden and Mrs Agnew for all their help enabling us to go on this trip!