A few extra photos from across the week!
Today was EARTHQUAKE! The children have been looking forward to this all week and it didn't disappoint. The children worked brilliantly together and really thought about how they were going to solve each obstacle.
Wednesday's Overnight Stats!
Last asleep - 11:30pm
First awake - 7:40am
Let's go for 10 - 7:50 for our last night.
Foxes used teamwork again to complete some challenging tasks before developing their mapping skills.
Hedgehogs took apart some owl pellets and learned how to (safely) light a fire!
A much better night. Well done to everyone, you have done us proud!
We started the day by collecting our mammal hotels from Badger Bog to see if anyone had visited. There was a lot of excitement as we carried them back to the classroom.
Tuesday's Overnight Stats!
Last asleep - 10:30pm
First awake - 6:55am
We only had one visitor but it was amazing to meet her. This is Viola the Bank Vole!
We also found the lesser spotted mouse!
After lunch, we split into two different groups.
Hedgehogs learned about drawing maps and then used their new skills to hide gnomes. They then took part in some team building games where they had to work together to achieve their goal.
Foxes went into the conservation area and learned about fires!!!!! They then pulled apart owl pellets to help understand what types of creatures owls eat.
We went into the hide tonight. We will show you what we saw tomorrow!
Badgers - Visiting the hide
Oh my goodness we were so lucky! We saw up to 7 badgers and 4 foxes at once!!!!!! It was absolutely amazing and so magical to see these creatures up close. We could have stayed in there for hours.
After an early start(!!) we had breakfast and then got ready for our first dorm inspections. Making the beds, folding clothes, putting things away, clearing rubbish and tidying the wash room! Everyone did a great job and earned themselves team points.
It was then time to head down to the beach for our Seashore Experience. Our first job when there was to collect creatures for our rock pools. There were so many things we could collect (periwinkles, slipper limpets, muscles and even anemones). We then built sea themed sculptures and had some time for fossil hunting before checking back on our rock pools. You could see the path the periwinkles had made and the anemones had opened up.
Last asleep - 11:40pm
First awake - 5.30am
Let's hope for a better night tonight!!!!
Monday's Overnight Stats!
After lunch we went into the conservation area. Mr Scarborough had received a letter from the council saying they want to take away some of the grounds to use as a car park. Our job was to find tracks and signs around the conservation area to prove that there were animals living there.
We then decided that the best way to prove there is life in the conservation area is to find some animals. We set up some lovely hotels for the creatures and put them out. Hopefully we will safely catch a mouse or two over night. Watch this space!!!
We have spent the day unpacking, learning about the rules and our new home for the week and having fun in the sun. (Sorry, all the photos we added last night but forgot to put a link onto the front page!)
We started off getting to know our new surrounding and emptying our suitcases.
Then came our first activities. Half of us went into the conservation area to practice our mapping skills. The other half learned how to build shelters. After a short break, we switched over.