The disco is in full flow and there is real cause for celebration as our week draws towards its end.
Despite the wet weather there has been a real sense of optimism among Year 6 during our final full day together. A stormy night last night, and even a lightning strike on Little Canada, didn’t stop all enjoying another relaxing night’s sleep ahead of the day’s fun.
The day’s activities began with walks on the beach, fencing matches and the infamous sensory trail. All were delighted to explore the beach area, Asia, Emma and Cecilia compiling a wonderful collection of shells that had washed up on the beach. Melvyn and Nana-Yaw created some marvellous structures from the raw materials on the beach and all the groups enjoyed the serene atmosphere. The fencing provided a new experience for the children and our staff, a challenge which the children entered into with great excitement and enthusiasm. Renell exhibited some superb natural skills as a swordsman, a highlight amongst a plethora of well fought contests.
Lunch time meant more cricket, football and rugby matches on the field and a well enjoyed meal of spaghetti-bolognaise. The afternoon saw more thrill-seeking with the trapeze a clear highlight – Moses’ and Dylan’s fearless ascents the pinnacle of the performances. The sensory trail – especially treacherous as a result of the weather conditions – yielded some very muddy, yet smiley adventures who pulled together marvellously to complete the blindfolded battle with the elements.
Following the day’s activities thoughts and conversation very much turned to the disco. After an hours preparation time Year 6 were looking sharp and ready to party! All had an absolute blast at the disco and it has been a joy to the children celebrating their time as a year group together in such style.
As a staff it has truly been a pleasure to spend this week with such a wonderful group of young people. Over the course of this week the children have truly grown in their confidence; their togetherness as a group; their independence in caring for themselves and each other and their friendships. We are immensely proud of all they achieved this week and are sure that you would be equally. We will all be sad to leave Little Canada tomorrow, however are very much looking forward to seeing loved ones back home on our return.
On our final night our thoughts and prayers are with all back home,