Year 6 Mersea Residential day 4 update
Dear Parents and Carers,
A full on last full day here at Mersea.
One group started the day on the lake doing stand up paddle boarding and one group doing kayaking. Finally the sun shone on us and the weather was beautiful. The last group spent the morning doing bush craft - whittling, building dens, making fires and cooking bread and popcorn. After lunch, 2 groups did high wires which consisted of climbing a large telephone style post and jumping off the top in a ‘leap of faith’. The children were unbelievable and pushed themselves way past their comfort zones with all at least touching the top and most sitting or standing on the top and jumping off! The final group did the adventure course where they had to work as a team.
After a dinner of bbq chicken, chips and doughnuts, we went to the beach where we collected shells, paddled, skimmed stones and enjoyed the evening sun. We ended the day with a massive water fight and a slightly later night. We have a few activities to finish off tomorrow and then should hopefully be back at school about 3:30pm.
The children have been such a pleasure to be with; they have shown great team work and compassion for each other; pushed themselves out of their comfort zones and hopefully had a great time. All 4 of us adults have had so many laughs with them and have enjoyed spending time with them all. They have represented St Mary’s amazingly and all the instructors have commented on how engaged, enthusiastic and well behaved they have been. They have made me so proud this week and I hope they are all proud of themselves.