25 May JCA: Day 3
Day 3 and the grey skies did not stop some of us from a swim in the outdoor pool this morning. If it was a little bracing, noone was going to admit it!
Today we rotated Fencing, Survival Skills and Orienteering.
Who are those masked children? Joshua and Beray are two of them, or are they Pirates of the Caribbean? They certainly added some swashbuckling to the classical moves!
Dean said “I’m not bad at this – I’ve found a new sport.” Touche: We could not agree more!
During Free Time, Oliver and Patrick finally met on the Tennis Court for a re-match following Oliver’s emphatic victory in the Canonbury Playground. “You’ll probably want to try your best,” quipped Oliver and this ‘sledging’ helped him to his second victory. Patrick was heard mumbling about ‘wrong racquets’ as he retired from the court.
Teams worked together as they learned to build shelters and make fires. A special mention goes to Balthasar, Giorgio, Dean, Joshua, and Lucas who built a ‘sun-trap’ shelter, with a secure roof at a good height and soft grass flooring. A great place to chill.
The team with the best jokes secured extra tarpaulin.
Catherine: “Why did n’t the mushroom go to the party – because the was n’t ‘mush-room’ and he was n’t a ‘fun-ghi’.
2 punchlines in one joke secured the tarp.
Teams used maps of Mill Rythe to find artefacts in a number of locations. This was challenging because one of the artefacts had been mysteriously moved. Zsa Zsa deduced that another school may have hidden it and a thorough search with Demi, Noemi and Oliver ended in success. Of course the Canonbury team returned it to its rightful place. Meanwhile Oliver, Owen, Elifsu and Olivier decided one of the artefacts was too easy to find – so they made it a little more challenging by putting it in a bush – but leaving it visible to sharp eyes.
Mallard ducks waddle around the Centre like lords and ladies of the manor and we chanced to see a Cinnabar moth on the lawn in front of our chalets.
After an exhausting day, some of us played football or retired to our chalets to rest before dinner.
Meanwhile others wanted to squeeze every last drop of excitement out of their stay, however tired they might have been.
The Raft Builders!
The purpose of Team Daisy, Khya and Sara was to build a raft that would help them to rescue the Golden Doughnuts (it’s a long story).
The rafts were tested in the indoor pool and all stayed afloat and remained intact.
As Patrick said goodbye, the children were gearing up to a visit to the shop, followed by a camp fire.
And yes, Marshmallows were on the menu.