Washing machines at the ready...
The children slept well last night – some of them even had to be woken up for breakfast this morning! Whilst they may have forgotten us please don't forget to come and collect them today!
The children will be gathered at the Campfire circle at 12.30pm. If you arrive earlier than this then please wait in/by your vehicles as the classes will be in their last activity session and under the care of their teachers and the site staff until this time. Don't forget to have a quick check for every item before you leave the site as it will likely be full of campers by this evening! Should you find any item belonging to another child please wash and return it to the class teacher on Monday so we can try to return it to its rightful owner.
As you are aware there are 60 children so be patient with parking and watch out for children (and parents/grandparents!) on site. We are really fortunate that the Centre staff allow Bentley families to stay a little longer and this is a special opportunity for you to have a hot drink and a look around the Centre with your child. Bring some money if your child might wish to do some souvenir shopping at the GBC shop! All children, adults and belongings must leave the Centre by 1pm.
All the children have had a wonderful time thanks to the careful planning of both school staff and centre staff. Mark and his team work hard to offer a very special experience to our children. They would be pleased to hear from parents who might be interested in camping activities, birthdays and special events, click here to check out their website.
A huge thanks goes to Mr Goddard and Mrs P who have survived all three nights with our Year 4 class and to Mrs Miffling and Mrs Patey who joined them with our younger children. Thanks also to Miss Enticknap, Mrs Hamer and Mrs Scott-Bromley who also attended with our pupils.
Going on residential is a big commitment for the staff team. Please let all the staff know that you really appreciate their hard work. Being in charge of a class at residential is rather like having a newborn, as you hear and worry about every snuffle and squeak! I hope that everyone will enjoy a great homecoming and a very good sleep in their own beds.
You can definitely look forward to hearing all the great (and tall!) stories from the week and be prepared for some discussion about rabbit/goat/yurt/pig/chicken purchasing from your enthusiastic, nature loving and exhausted child!
We will post lots more pictures from the residential on the website, click here for the link.
Have a relaxing weekend and see everyone back in school on Monday as usual.