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Avon Tyrrell - Day 1

Marvellous Monday at Avon Tyrrell

We have had a glorious start to our residential here at Avon Tyrrell! After a successful journey on the coach, the children were incredibly excited to find out who they would be sharing a room with; the excitement soon passed as they realised that they then had to make their own beds! With a little cooperation and teamwork, all of the children have a cosy bed to sleep in tonight.


Our afternoon started with a delicious lunch (pizza and salad) which was swiftly followed by an afternoon jam packed with activities, including: pioneering, zip wire, mountain biking, problem solving and shelter building. During the pioneering session, the children built their very own catapults. They had to use some intricate knot styles to secure a selection of poles in place to create giant size catapults! The children were then able to score points based on the accuracy of their aims and success of the structure of their catapults – a few collapses ensued throughout the activity!


Each year at Avon Tyrrell, we also like to keep a daily diary to help us reflect on all of the wonderful activities we get up whilst we are here. The children were keen to record their initial thoughts of Avon Tyrrell so far and enjoyed thinking ahead to what they are excited about next. After a filling dinner (lasagne/cottage pie), we also enjoyed a leisurely night walk where we learnt about the history of Avon Tyrrell and made fresh pine needle tea.

This evening, the children have settled beautifully and are already making all of the adults incredibly proud. Here are a few quotes from the children themselves about their day so far:


“So far, Avon Tyrrell has been an incredible adventure. Everyone has worked cooperatively which has been lovely. I took part in zip wire and archery, which were very exciting! The house is really big and it’s been nice to have some free time in our rooms to get to know our roommates.” Francesca

“The shelter building was an amazing experience. I really liked how we all worked together as a team and that it was a bit messy.” Darcee

“It has been a thrilling first day at Avon Tyrrell! I really enjoyed the zip line and would definitely recommend coming here!” Ivy


Keep checking in throughout the week to see what your wonderful children are getting up to. Take a look at a selection of photographs from today, more will be uploaded over the next few days.