Gilwell 2017 Part 1

September 26, 2017 at 13:47 3 comments

It has been a wonderful Gilwell visit so far with some very excited children, amazing activities and sumptuous food.

We arrived on Monday as the sun was sinking towards the horizon. After a quick unpack and briefing we made our way to the brand new catering tent to have a lovely meal: lasagne or sweet and sour chicken with chocolate cake for dessert. Mmmmmmmmmmm! From there it was straight to the campfire and some riotous singing of Everywhere We Go, Kumala Vista, I Sailed Away To Sea, Campfire’s Burning and the ever popular Bungalow! LET ME SEE YOUR BUNGALOW! It was then a hot cocoa and a nice early night!

The children were up bright and early on Tuesday ready for a breakfast of toast, eggy bread and cereal. In the Branchet Lodge we had a superb game of cricket before the children showed off their presentation skills and tidying skills in the room inspection. We then went to our first round of activities. I (Alex) was with Group One on the rock wall where the children showed great resilience to scale the heights! Everyone enjoyed their first round of activities. We’ve just had a beautiful Gilwell lunch complete with caramel shortcake! Mmmmmmmmm!

We now have two more activity sessions, followed by dinner and a cinema night! And tomorrow is another busy day with three more activity sessions and another visit to the campfire. The children are having a fantastic time and the weather is getting better and better! It could be the best Gilwell yet…

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Eid Lunch 2017 Gilwell 2017 Part 2

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  • 1. Monica  |  September 26, 2017 at 17:41

    Dear Year 6
    It was great to hear what you have all been up to and to see the photographs too. I have been talking to your parents on the gate in the morning and at the end of the day saying you are all having a great time and now we have the blog and pictures to prove it! Make sure you all get into lots of photographs as your parents want to see as much of you as possible! Tomorrow George, Louise and Emily are coming up to be with you. They are so lucky!! As Charlie is away at the moment I have to stay at school to look after everyone here but I promise to teach you all the ‘Dum Dum’ song at some point, Please continue to be lovely to all the members of staff and have a lovely week.
    Best wishes

  • 2. Afia  |  September 26, 2017 at 18:55

    It is great that everyone is having so much fun. Makes me feel jealous!! Have fun everyone and please add loads more pictures for us anxious parents who want to see how well they are spending their time. Missing you all!!! xxxx
    YR6P and YR6M

  • 3. Dilwar Hussain  |  September 27, 2017 at 17:18

    Great to see the children enjoying themselves with a wide range of fun filled activities. Hats off to the staff for their efforts in making this trip a memorable one for the children.

    Looking forward to seeing more pictures ☺



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