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Year 6 residential – Day 3: Climbing in the canopy…

Climbing the tallest tree at East Dene was the highlight of day 3. It took great courage, determination and physical strength to clamber up to the canopy of the woodland…

But it was worth it! There was such a great view from the top and an even greater sense of achievement as we descended to the forest floor once more. Next up was archery…

Part of our archery challenge was to play a target game: the targets hit corresponded with the items of cutlery we were allowed to use to eat our dinner with!! The more targets hit, the more cutlery we could use… some of us had more success than others…

*normal eating service resumed after these photos – don’t worry!

Unfortunately, due to high winds, our bodyboarding and paddle boarding was postponed (hopefully we’ll be allowed out on the water tomorrow!). Instead we took part in a range of pirate themed activities…Here we had just built catapults to fire cannonballs…Miss Gandolfo and Will didn’t get the memo to pull pirate faces!

Pool time soon followed where elegant diving techniques were on show…Here Alfie is carefully considering his score for the ‘Gandolfo leap!’ We took good care of Mrs Dutton as we gracefully jumped in…but Mr J was not so lucky – we just shoved him in! Before night time activities, we tackled the climbing wall…and some of us played a spot of cricket on a pitch overlooking the sea.

Will and Alex then helped Mrs Maslin get the campfire started (don’t panic – it was less dangerous than the picture suggests!)

We then finished the day with hot chocolate, delicious s’mores, some classic jokes, stories of ghost ships and a good sing-a-long in typical St. Michael’s style…https://www.stmichaelsaldbourne.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/img_7767.mov