St Joseph’s take to the seas!
Day four of School Journey has been a day of thrills, new experiences and of course partying! All were well rested following another restful night’s sleep and following room inspections – our first ten out of ten awarded thanks to Chizi’s supreme bed making skills – it was in to our first activities of the day.
All groups today took part in a full morning or full afternoon of Keel Boat Sailing in which the children were given a wonderful experience sailing a boat on the open seas in the glorious June sunshine. This was a truly unique experience for the children and one which will live long in the memory of all who took part – Isabella proving a particularly talented skipper and jellyfish spotter. Amongst other highlights was Aeroball, team ‘Tennie’ (Tega and Lennie) proving victorious – that is until they took on the teacher team of Mr Quinn and Miss McConnell. Survivor in which the children learnt skills to help them survive in hostile environments culminating in some fabulous shelter designs – Johnny, Matteo and Joshua not only adept at fire lighting proved they could survive an arctic winter with the shelter that they constructed although Johnny’s secret snack party was scuppered by his inability to recognise that tarpaulin is not sound proof! After the enjoyable day of activities, the children were very grateful to settle down to an evening meal of rice, meatballs and as Angela assures us a particularly tasty rice crispy cake.
The time had then come for the children to begin essential preparations for this evening’s disco. The cutting edge of fashion has hit the Isle of Wight this evening with all the children taking meticulous care to ensure that they are looking their very best for this evening’s celebrations; Miss McConnell even going to the lengths of setting up her own nail salon. As I write I am pleased to say St Joseph’s are currently owning the dance floor with Phillip boldly body popping to the beat, Oliver pulling of a first class Floss and Matilda and Ryan giving us a superb performance of Gangham Style. There is no more fitting way to cap off what has been a truly wonderful week together.
As we come to the end of what has been a very special week for all of year 6, I know I speak on behalf of all the St Joseph’s staff when I say that it has truly been a pleasure to not just spend the last week but the last year with such a wonderful group of young people. The children have shown their true colours this week, with all their wonderful attributes and talents shining through for all to see. They have been a credit to all back home and to our school this week and we are all immensely proud of what they have achieved.
It is with heavy hearts that we leave Little Canada tomorrow, yet all are very excited to see loved ones on our return back to Bermondsey. We wish all at home a restful night, see you tomorrow,