Gilwell trip – Day 3

October 10, 2019 at 00:20 1 comment

Another unforgettable day over at Gilwell!

Day three began with beans on toast and cereal for breakfast followed by thorough room inspections. Points were added for creative, humorous and entertaining welcomes (of which there were many!) We all completed one activity in the morning as more children had the chance to defy gravity on the 3G swing and others cooked up a storm making pizzas in the forest. Lunch was a calm affair as children enjoyed a mixture of sandwiches and crisps.

After lunch, we completed another activity, climbing to dizzying heights on the climbing wall and working together to solve team building problems. As the weather held out, we took the short walk to the hill to take in the incredible view and catch up with friends from different lodges. Before heading back to the lodge, children visited the Gilwell shop, filled with unusual toys (light-up teeth?!) and spent their spending money on gifts for their families.

The evening began with sausages and mash in a rich gravy accompanied with a mixture of fresh vegetables. This was rounded off with an indulgent chocolate cake! On our return to the lodges we had the exciting surprise to find two very special guests: Monica and Muslimah from school. Children enthusiastically shared some of their experiences and gave our guests a tour.

All day, Alex had been weather-watching, hoping the clouds would clear and finally we could enjoy a campfire together. At 7pm, the news came through – the campfire was happening! Taking our places around the fire, George and Alex led a selection of classic singalongs (including “Bungalow”!) Monica ended the experience with a story about the magic of campfires. – Paul

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  • 1. Shazna Hussain  |  October 10, 2019 at 11:49

    Thank you for uploading and sharing these wonderful photos of the children and staff having an amazing time. I’m sure the children appreciate it and as a parent I really appreciate it. Thank you once again – Yameen’s mum

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