Year 6 continue to excel at Little Canada!
All of year 6 are in cheerful spirits following another wonderful day here on The Isle of Wight. The children all slept soundly last night and were full of energy for the day ahead. After breakfast, the St Joseph’s staff were delighted by the excellent strides the children had made in preparing their rooms for room inspections, with meticulous attention to detail demonstrated throughout the rooms. After round 2 it is room 19 (Nicole, Rhianne, Tiffany, Taylor and Cynthia) who have the lead due to their superb teddy bear arrangement; impeccable bathroom and 5 star standard made beds – the St Joseph’s staff certainly recommend encouraging the children to apply the first class domestic skills they are demonstrating in their cabins once they return home.
Our activities today have been a wonderful mix of high adrenalin thrills and team building challenges, from Jacob’s Ladder to Problem Solving to Fencing and Catwalk. It has been a particular joy for all the St Joseph’s staff today to see the children socialising and supporting peers who may not necessarily be in their immediate friendship groups and to see new friendships developing as the week progresses. Phillip and Tiffany formed a potent team as they scaled to the last rung of Jacob’s ladder; Kazia overcame all obstacles to complete the Sensory Trail; Sean, Anthony and Ade out fenced a trained fencing instructor and somehow as the result of some suspicious actions by all of group 4, Mr Jones ended up in a river.
The children have continued to very much enjoy their meals in the PGL dining room – lasagne, bolognaise, chicken nuggets and custard amongst some of the day’s highlights – with many expressing how much hungrier they are finding themselves as a result of the busy days. We have been blessed with glorious weather this afternoon, giving the children ample opportunities to enjoy the free time outdoors with their friends. Over half of the group were involved in a fiercely contested football match following our evening meal, with standout performances from George, delivering cross after cross of exceptional quality from the left wing, Chibunkem who put in a stellar performance between the goal posts, Harry who scored the pick of the goals with a beautiful effort into the bottom left hand corner and Eliane who was a rock in the heart of central defence. Furthermore, games of cricket, sleeping lions, catch and a game that has now become known as ‘The Hand Game’ have provided the children with much enjoyment throughout the day.
Our day is currently drawing to a close with our evening activity – ‘Cluedo’ – a very much enlarged version of the classic board game before we settle down for another night. There are some tired faces around our camp this evening, with many in need of an early night ahead of a big day tomorrow which of course includes the most hotly anticipated event of the week: The Disco.
As always, all back home are in our thoughts and prayers.