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It has been a privilege to welcome The Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, Bishop of Lichfield into school, and Mrs Wedgwood , CEO St. Chad’s Academy Trust to formally open and bless our new extension.

Laches Wood Updates

Wednesday 9:30pm

 

We are here !!

 

After a surprise additional lunch and a tour of the site , we enjoyed an afternoon of archery and the climbing wall. 

 

Some of our bed making skills are questionable at best but we will all managed it by the end. After a visit from Mrs Jones , an evening  by the campfire and some tasty hot chocolate we are ready for bed ...

 

The mornings post may be through bleary eyes wink

Campfire Singing

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We hate bugs!

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Thursday 10th March

 

The children's rain dance from the previous evening around the camp fire seemed to have done the trick as we woke to beautiful blue skies today for our activities. The children enjoyed the thrill of mountain biking in the forest, in particular the see-saw and ramp obstacles. They were taught how to orientate their map to the ground which enabled them to orienteer and explore the camp and woodland beyond to look for orienteering points and stamp them on their card.

 

In the afternoon, whilst some children got to grips with the indoor and outdoor climbing wall others got to test their nerve on the high ropes. First, they built a crate tower as high as they could whilst standing on it.  The best tower was 10 crates high. Both activities required the children to work in small groups and use their communication skills to help and support each other. If the crate towers weren't challenging enough the children then went to the high platform to test their nerve by stepping off to drop to the floor (safely connected at all times). The children should be commended for their courage as it was not an easy task. After several goes the children were like pros with some dropping mission impossible style or even backwards.

 

This evening we played world domination, in which the children had to search the camp area to find country flags that were hidden, once found they had to answer questions on the country and then plot the country on a map. The staff said it was the closest competition they'd had in a long time. The winners were Team W who earned themselves an extra biscuit to dip into their hot chocolate whilst listening to their bedtime story by Miss Francis.

 

After a busy first night and full day, the children are ready for an earlier night.

Friday 11th March 2022

 

Morning everyone,

 

We feel absolutely exhausted today, although we thoroughly enjoyed dominating the world last night. We got to explore the entire Wood searching for flags around the world and identifying them correctly. This tested our geographical skills.

 

We cannot believe it is our last day here, the time has whizzed by! This morning half of us are going to tackle the high ropes, whilst the other half will be testing their Robin Hood abilities in Archery. Afterwards we grab a very tasty last lunch, just before our final presentation about our stay here.

 

We've absolutely loved creating new memories, testing our limits, forming stronger bonds as a year group, developing our leadership skills, engaging in the outdoors and having NO Maths and English for 3 days! Joking aside, we are beginning to miss you all at home, because no matter how far we are apart (even if it's Wolverhampton), you're always in our mind and heart. 

 

We look forward to seeing you all very soon! 

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