The children settled really well last night and slept brilliantly after enjoying an exciting campfire session yesterday evening. We toasted marshmallows and sang traditional campfire songs which made for a fantastic end to a wonderful first day at Avon Tyrrell.
To launch day two, the children energised themselves with a hearty full English breakfast – the adults were particularly impressed with this! We then enjoyed a jam-packed day full of activities, including: canoeing, mountain biking, raft building, abseiling and archery. All of the adults were blown away by the sheer grit, determination and courage that the children displayed throughout the day. Some children even confronted real fears and despite feeling nervous, truly gave their all to each activity. We have honestly been so impressed with all of the children and can see the Great Binfields values shining through in their attitudes and behaviours. Cooperation, resilience, creativity in their problem solving and respect have been in abundance over the past few days. To end the day, the children loved having a private disco in the main house and danced the night away before bedtime. Here are some of the children's thoughts about the day:
- “My favourite part of today was the canoeing because we played really fun games and it was awesome to give it a try.” Harry
-“It was a really exciting day. I wasn’t sure about some activities at first but once we started, I realised how much fun they were. I’m really glad that I gave it a go.” Sophia
- “I really enjoyed the Mountain Biking activity today as there were lots of technical parts on the route. I also enjoyed the canoeing because you could go a lot faster compared to the children on the raft.” Joseph
- “The staff are really amazing and super encouraging. They really try to help you overcome your fears.” Sam
-“Today has been a spectacular day. The best bit was raft building as my team managed to get the raft to float. We worked as a team and showed great determination.” Leah
- “The best activity for me was the raft building because I really enjoy building new things. I really want to be an engineer when I’m older so these activities really interested me. My team worked well together and showed fantastic cooperation during the activity.” Saul
We have one final morning to enjoy before travelling home tomorrow but the children have loved every minute of their trip so far. We hope you get to hear all about it when they arrive back tomorrow.
Take a look at the pictures to see what we’ve been getting up to today…