What an amazing day Year 4 have had! We were greeted from the coach by some Saxons who took us straight into our first set of activities. These included searching for runes and learning about Saxon skills. We then refuelled at lunch before embarking on the most challenging task of the day - making the beds. Luckily, with a lot of teamwork, the beds were made and we went straight into our next activity which allowed us to explore the grounds at Ufton Court. With dinner still to come and some evening activities, we still have more excitement to come. We will report back tomorrow with a further update.
The end of an exciting first day. Everyone is exhausted and ready for a good nights sleep. Most of the children are asleep and everyone is snuggled down. Further updates in the morning. Good night.
Good morning from Ufton. The children have had a good night sleep and everyone was up at 6.30am raring to go. Breakfast has been enjoyed by all and they are all excited for today's activities.
The children had a wonderful time this morning exploring the farm and making a bow and arrow set. They were able to milk pretend cows, grind wheat and weave on a loom. Once they had made their bow and arrow set, the children had a go at launching the arrows in the garden. The children have enjoyed a delicious lunch of jacket potatoes. Excitement is mounting as the children prepare for the banquet this evening.
After a brilliant afternoon of looking at Saxon artefacts the children feasted on chicken, potatoes, sweetcorn and bread at the banquet. Lots of food was eaten and some superb story telling took place. To add to the atmosphere everyone dressed up in Saxon clothing. The children are now settling down for the night and looking forward to the final day of activities.
A wonderful final day at Ufton. The children tucked into a lovely breakfast refuelling ready for the final day. After breakfast, the children transformed into brave, fearless warriors to take part in the famous raid. The children then enjoyed a picnic lunch and they are now on the coach making the return journey to school. The children will be dismissed at the usual time from the side doors of the hall. Thank you to a wonderful team of staff who have given the children a magnificent opportunity.
19:40 Devon 22 returns.
16:40 Gordano services (Bristol) Still 120 miles short of CSP and driver needs half an hour break.
13:25 We are leaving the centre. More like 6.30 for arrival back.
10:25 We are a bit tired. Coming to the end of the first session involving Tarka hike for group 3 and 4 which is very pleasant. The others are doing archery and climbing. Everybody’s packed abe ready to go on the coach for a departure at 1 o’clock looking at arrival between 5:45 and 6.15 outside the front of the school.
06:35 And we’re up. Packing and earlier breakfast means an earlier start.
21:45 The final lights out. And a chance to say a big thank you to the staff and especially Mrs Allen as group leader on her final residential with Robertswood.
21:05 Disco done. Some lovely outfits and moves. Everybody had a good time at the end of the final full day. It’s been a very good week and the children have had a great time. They have been and are a real credit to families and the school. Well done year 6.
16:00 Final rotation of activities from this morning into the afternoon groups. The beach has been a massive hit just digging in the sand has been great. Attention though is now turning to the disco with the talk of outfits dominating conversations.
13:00 Lunch altogether in Westwarc Ho! Beach.
11:00 Session 2. A score of 13 from 3 arrows is the leading total to beat set by DP. Meanwhile, it’s low tide on the beach which is good for the sandcastle competition.
09:09 Session 1 - high ropes and archery for group 3 and 4 whilst group 1 and 2 have gone to the beach. A high of 19 is making the beach trip very pleasant in the sun.
08:10 Breakfast update. Much excitement as the day we have been waiting for has come. Bacon. And it’s crispy.
07:00 Time to get up it’s a lovely day to go to the beach.
06:44 All quiet here Apart from a couple of croaky voices talking about the day ahead.
22:20 All asleep.
21:45 An earlier ‘lights out’ tonight. We’re all a bit tired.
20:45 Camp fire for evening entertainment. It was very entertaining with songs and merriment and marshmallows of course. Burnt or soggy how do you have your marshmallow?
18:00 Tea - fish fingers or breaded chicken and chips and rice. Once again, the beige was complimented by lashings of salad and vegetables.
15:52 Into the final round of activities in much cooler sunshine than of late. Activities in this round of climbing and target practice. Will MW’s score be beaten? All the while the intrepid explorers of group 3 and 4 combined battle their way through the forest to the wonderful view overlooking Tarka‘s valley have been rewarded by an ice cream.
13:30 Lunch was pasta bolagnaise and garlic bread.
11:45 Completing second round of activities including target practice with MW top scoring for the girls with 36 and NR with 37 after two rounds. But MW comes through on the third round to win overall with a combined score of 60.
08:50 Breakfast is done. The return of the sausage. Hoping for some kind of egg maybe tomorrow. Bad news though, we have cleared them out of butter and marmalade - an emergency order has been put in.
06:35 Just a couple of voices with two dorms still completely asleep. Much quieter than yesterday morning. Time for a quick cuppa before ‘a lot of walking day’ - Tarka the otter walk. (Not the whole thing - it’s 180 miles)
22:35 Asleep. Good night.
22:00 Lights out and a few children are already asleep.
19.24 Quiz night - active and engaging games after dinner. No sausages but peri peri chicken and chips and plenty of salad. And big portions.
16:17 Last sessions before tea including trapeze / leap of faith.
14:30 Session 3 including obstacle challenge. Dry - we thought - but they have hoses in Devon so there is water on the course. Call it a large muddy puddle. But they have a change of clothes after a quick shower.
12:30 Lunch. Hot dog in a bun and chips. We‘re wondering about the next variation on a sausage theme that we might have for tea.
10:51 Second round of activities including one of the big five - abseiling. A couple of spots of rain didn’t amount to much about an hour ago.
09:15 Into the first activity in our four groups including orienteering and obstacle course challenge. The obstacle course challenge was dry but has now been filled up with water – some muddy clothes and trainers will be returning on Friday.
08:10 Breakfast- sausages, hash browns and mushroom. Toast and cereal.
06:25 We seem to be awake after a reasonable night’s sleep. Just getting changed and ready for room inspections at 07:30 and breakfast 08:10am.
22:06 Lights out. And now we wait. A few fans on to help with the initial heat of the day.
21:35 Showered and into quiet time. Top trumps, chess and reading has broken out.
20:10 Half way through the evening activity. It’s not how I remember Cleudo but they are all having fun in the setting sun which has gone behind the trees.
18:51 Tea done. Chicken or sausages with mash and huge congratulations Robertswood for a wonderful take up of items from the saladbar.
17:15 Site tour before dinner at 6pm.
14:08 Back on the coach ready for the final leg of our journey.
12:08 Just going around the aquarium as we had to wait until 12. So, we had lunch in the shade of a local green.
11:20 Bristol aquaruim.
09:15 Membury devices for pain au chocolate
07:52 Devon 2022 is under way.