On Wednesday 7th February our Year 4 children and staff set off for their residential visit to Edale. Two of our Year 4 children have written below about their experience of both the residential activities and being filmed for the BBC1 show, Countryfile.
Edale Activities by Callum
Abseiling was amazing, it is breath taking. The thought of abseiling is scary but when you do it, it’s the best. At the start crate stacking looks silly but when you actually do it, you have a lot of fun. You have to think of different ways to get the stack higher. Weaselling is very adventurous and you have to be brave and daring. It was exciting staying in a room of boys, the beds were comfortable and I had a good night’s sleep. The food was brilliant, for breakfast you could have a full English, toast, cereal and croissants.
Countryfile by Joseph
Being filmed for Countryfile was brilliant because all the time you were thinking that you would be on BBC1 and knowing that made the experience even more fun. We all now know how many times you have to repeat things for television as we kept getting it wrong! Suprisingly, we weren’t allowed to look at the camera because it wouldn’t look natural. I loved watching the programme when it was shown on BBC1 as we could watch ourselves back!
Wednesday 1.10pm: We arrived safely, met our instructors, taken part in our ice breaking activity, had lunch and will soon start our afternoon activities.
Wednesday 7.30pm: All having tea after a fun filled afternoon of activities. Looking forward to our evening together. Wednesday 8.45pm: All currently star gazing and enjoying the sounds of nocturnal animals on our night walk! Using torches in our walk has excited everyone!
Wednesday 10.15pm: Children all nestled in their beds. What a busy and fun filled day. We are looking forward to a big breakfast in the morning.
Thursday 10.30am: All fed, watered and a little bit bleary eyed but excited about our days activities - Countryfile team are onsite! Exciting!!!!!
Thursday 1.45pm: Morning activities done, filming done, tired and happy children! Onwards to the farm for ice cream!
Thursday 8.00pm: After a yummy tea we are having a pj/ onesie party quiz night then hot choc and birthday cake before bed!
Friday 8.20am: Good Morning - we are all full from our delicious breakfast and all now packing our very dirty gear!!!!
Friday 1.10pm: We are on our way back to Fleckney after having a great time in Edale. Please collect your child, and their luggage, from the school hall at 3.15pm. Many thanks
Friday 2.25pm: We have just arrived back at school and will see you in the school hall at 3.15pm. Please enter the hall through the side door, which can be located between the FS and KS1 playgrounds. Miss Pearson will be in the KS1 playground to direct you.