Mud Galore for Day Four!
A lot of the children were up bright and early this morning- some had even showered and were ready before their wake- up call!
Group 1 (Joshua A, Rafael, Isabella, George, Nathanael, Nicole, Jack, David and Ivan) began the day with Jacob’s Ladder. It was wonderful to see the group working together as a team, and giving one another support and tips for making it to the next beam. Group 1 then moved onto the Sensory Trail where they started off with games such as ‘Blindfolded Hide and Seek,’ before heading off blindfolded into the woods. This trail involved mud, mud and more mud!
Group 2 (Tyler, Chibuikem, Nnamdi, Kosi, Hannah, Grace, Clodagh, Ruthmary, Frankie and Charlotte) started with a Sensory Trail where Mr Humm said they showed excellent team work and character, before heading on for the towering heights of the Vertical Challenge.
Group 3 (Miguel, Darren, Isaac, Joshua M, Daniel Log., Daniel La., Abimbola, Osayi, Masako and Ayobami) got off to a flying start (literally!) on the Giant Swing. I’m sure you could hear the screams and squeals back in Bermondsey!
Group 4 (Adam, Alyssa, Kalum, Tobias, Saphira, Edek, Maya, Nathan, Keishani and Torin) began their day with a session of ‘Survivor,’ where they started off creating tents and practising how to whittle in the depths of the Little Canada forest. During this session, Edek also found his future employment, selling a self-made forest shelter for “£50 000.” He said, “It includes these lovely leaves from Paris”.
The afternoon saw all of the groups take part in ‘Dragon Boating’ – where we had two groups taking part in different races out on the water. It was a close call between the two, and we all got a tad wet!
Day Four – Islanders of the Day
Joshua A – Group 1 – Miss Soutter said, “My Islander of the Day is Joshua A. All week, Joshua has shown amazing courage. Every activity, he has given it 110%, even if he may have felt a little bit nervous at times. Not only has he been brave, he has shown excellent team work, always pushing his team mates to do their best. I am very proud of you, Joshua. Well done!”
Ruthmary – Group 2 – Mr Humm said, “I’ve chosen Ruthmary for her kind and respectful words to children, teachers and activity leaders; her willingness and enthusiasm for every activity and for her excellent camera skills!”
Abimbola – Group 3 – Ms Oye said, “I have chosen Abimbola for his enthusiasm and constant thirst for information about each activity.”
Saphira – Group 4 – Miss Elston said, “My islander on the day is Saphira. At the start of the week, Saphira’s first activity was ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ where she managed to climb half way up even though she had a fear of heights. Throughout the week, she has conquered this fear (amongst many more) and today, she not only took on the Vertical Challenged but reached the top. With encouragement from the peers in her group and a great amount of self-determination and perseverance, Saphira would not come off the activity until she stood up tall, right at the top, even when she found the last part extremely challenging. She should be very proud of herself as her peers and I were!”
Miss Allen’s Islander of the Day!
My Islander today has to be Nathanael. He was a SUPERSTAR during the Jacob’s Ladder activity. Nathanael showed both determination and perseverance whilst climbing the ladder, and didn’t give up even when he was starting to get tired. Not only that, but he was extremely supportive towards his group members, calling out top tips and giving very clear instructions to help them reach the next beam. Well done Nathanael- this is what I like to see!
Free time for the children this evening will include packing their cases for their return tomorrow – yes, it’s nearly that time already! After dinner, we have the event of the week, the highly- anticipated Disco! We shall see what moves SJRC have. Stay tuned for our final update!
Ciao for now!