On Friday 11th November, 24 Year 6 children set off on an adventure of a life time. After days of sleepless nights due to excitement, we were finally on our way to Kingswood.
On arrival, the children met Craig (their amazing lead instructor, who had them in hysterics most days with his songs and stories). Working alongside Craig was an army of people who made our stay enjoyable, safe and memorable.
Throughout the four days, the children took part in activities such as: zipline, abseiling, nightline, fencing, archery, high ropes, Jacob’s ladder problem solving and many, many more. Some of these activities really tested the strength and mental stamina of the children and staff alike.
When the children got to the accommodation the first thing they had to do was make their beds. For some, this was their first real challenge. Be aware mums and dads, there is now no excuse, they can all make beds!
Nightline got a little muddy to say the least. Children had to place their trust in each other around obstacles blindfolded!
We climbed high towers, abseiled down them, threw ourselves off them and enjoyed every second. Kingswood’s motto is to “take one step further than you thought you could” and the children of Langold Dyscarr did just that!
Lots of activities also took place lower on the ground: the children made fire so they could survive in the wild; worked collaboratively to solve problems and learnt a few campfire stories and songs.
Here are a few things the children had to say about their experiences:
“Take one more step, even though you’re scared!”
“ The best thing about Kingswood was the zipwire, you went really fast and even Mrs Emery did it.”
“Craig was cool, fun, silly and made some of the best campfire songs and stories ever.”
Lastly, a few thank yous. Huge thanks to the parents and carers for allowing your child to come on this adventure with us; to the staff, who gave up their free time and to the children themselves (they were immense, behaviour was impeccable and they all pushed themselves that little bit further)!