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Avon Tyrrell day one!

What a beautiful day to mark Maple Class' first day at Avon Tyrrell! The sun shone beautifully and it certainly felt as if Spring had sprung. After a short coach journey (and some passionate renditions of the childrens' favourite songs) we arrived safely at Avon Tyrrell and the children eagerly waited to discover who they'd be sharing their rooms with. The children excitedly hurried to their rooms where they faced their very first challenge of the week: making their beds. With a little support from their friends, along with some words of encouragement for those who found themselves a little tangled in their duvet covers, all of the children successfully made their beds ready for their first night. 


We began our afternoon with a delicious lunch and then made our way to our first activity - pioneering. The children worked in their teams to construct their very own catapults using only wooden posts and rope. We were so impressed with the children's can do attitude and definitely saw them demonstrate the Great Binfields values of co-operation and resilience as they tied the intricate knots needed to support their structure. Once built, the children used their catapults to compete against each other, scoring points by aiming tennis balls at numbered podiums in the distance. 


The children then went off in their groups to complete their second activities which included: kayaking, abseiling and archery. All of the adults have been so impressed with the super attitude and determination that every child has shown towards the challenges today and we could not be prouder of them.


Each year at Avon Tyrrell, we also like to keep a daily diary to help us reflect on all of the memorable moments we share whilst we are here. The children were excited to record their highlights from their first day before putting on their party clothes ready for an evening of disco dancing. 


“It was an amazing first day! When we first arrived, I was amazed to see how big the house was and I absolutely love our dorm. Our first activity was epic - I Ioved it!“ Lilliana


"I really enjoyed abseiling because I haven't done it before. It was a challenge that I faced and I feel quite proud that I achieved it." Ava


"When we first arrived, I was amazed to see how huge the house was. The activities were wonderful and the food is incredibly tasty. Our last group activity was kayaking and we had a super time playing games on the lake in the sunshine." Oli


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.