Another year, another successful trip to Tolmers.
We turned up, unpacked and went out for our first walk in the woods. We spent our time climbing on logs, sliding down dips, climbing on pill boxes, walking along the dried-up river bed and gathering words and phrases for tomorrow's poetry writing. After lunch, there was some free time to play in the grounds - spent building dens.
The afternoon saw the children have a go at canoeing and tree climb. A few fell into the lake, but many decided to jump in - several times..
The night time hike gave us a chance to use our torches in the dark. Mr Haynes led us all on a merry journey around the grounds and through some very tight gaps in the trees.
And then it was bed.
On day two, the first session was spent writing poetry based on Tolmers during the day and at night. The second session saw us head into the woods to make up and perform some short stories. We had some very bizarre, but entertaining tales.
In the afternoon, we had a go at the coconut archery and high ropes. Dinner was a pasta/meatball combo, which went down very well, followed by homemade apple crumble.
The evening activity was a night-time torch-lit quiz challenge. In small groups, the children had to hunt around the grounds in search of paper clues (and Mr Bannister, Mrs Deas and Mr Haynes).
Please take a look at the photos below to see what we got up to.