Year Six are off to a flying start on the Isle of Wight!
Following a smooth sail over the Solent, year 6 were in high spirits as we arrived at Little Canada right on time to have lunch and begin our activities. Accuracy was the order of the day at the start of the afternoon with all four groups tackling archery – Harry’s bull’s eye proving he is quite the sharp shooter – and all expressing how much they enjoyed the activity.
The time had come for one of the most hotly anticipated events in the entire year 6 sporting calendar: the Dempsey verses Fisher Dragon boat race. Due to high winds, it was impossible to conclude which class emerged as the victor from a closely fought contest however the experience of boating was a very rewarding one for all. Unfortunately, due to a unique rowing technique from Kurtis Mr Jones emerged rather wet from the experience although Kurtis assures us that this was purely incidental.
Before long, it was time for dinner, fish fingers, which was particularly enjoyed by George and Matilda and then into our evening activity. Much to the relief of Joshua and Jonny, the children have had a choice this evening as to whether they go to the camp fire or watch England’s first World Cup match against Tunisia, although when interviewed at half time our expert football analyst Oliver described England’s performance as, “not being the best and they could do a lot better, hopefully they should score some more goals.” The camp fire provided the rest of the children with a relaxing and enjoyable end to the evening ahead of settling down for the night.
The children have very much made themselves at home in their cabins, and all are looking forward to a restful night’s sleep ahead of another big day tomorrow. Best wishes from all in year 6 to all back in Bermondsey.