Trafalgar Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 9AS

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Lexden Primary School

Community, Courage, Curiosity and Commitment


Day 4

The day started with a hearty breakfast (all the children have really found their appetite!). Unfortunately this morning was grey and drizzling and at times we got quite wet! The children didn’t let this dampen their spirits and joined in with all activities with as much enthusiasm as they have shown all week. 

After breakfast we headed off to do Jacobs ladder and climbing. The children communicated really well and helped each other complete the challenge. We heard a lot “Its not Jacob’s ladder, it’s my ladder!” 

 After lunch the children were problem solving and bouldering. Despite the rain, the children worked together excellently to tackle all the problems.

 After a yummy dinner we all took part in a quiz, there was lots of laugher and the children were excited to get back to the dorms ready for their last night together. They have all really missed you and are talking fondly of their own bed! As are all of us!! 

Day 3

The children have had an absolutely incredible day. They have faced challenges today with courage and determination. The children in group 2 have been jumping from the Leap of Faith and group 1 have tackled the climbing wall. It has been lovely to see the incredible support both the groups have given to each other. After lunch the two groups joined together and built shelters in a Bushcraft session. All groups managed to build shelters big enough to fit their group in! Just before dinner both groups enjoyed a scavenger hunt and tonight saw us all going on a night walk in the rain, which the children thought was great fun! Definitely time for bed now as there is loads more fun and challenges tomorrow...

Day 2

What a fantastic, fun-filled day we have had today.  The children have risen to challenges, overcome fears and been a credit to you all.  

 The day started with glorious sunshine as we strolled the beach (for a moment, it felt like the return of summer!).  We explored the rocks and discovered many different sea creatures and even fossils.  We played games on the beautiful sand and enjoyed splashing in sea water and breathing in the sea air.  

 After a hearty lunch, all the children took part in abseiling and archery.  One group took on the challenge of the Leap of Faith, while the others were problem solving.  Their determination and encouragement towards each other made us feel very proud of them and all the children enjoyed achieving something new.  

 This evening, after a filling dinner, we sang songs around a camp fire and drank hot chocolate.  The children were ready for their beds and looking forward to another exciting day tomorrow.  They wanted me to tell you that they miss you all but are having a fantastic time 

Day 1

 Hi everyone, 

We had an excellent journey to Kingswood and arrived at 3:00pm to be greeted by our group leader, Lewis. 

Making their own beds was an interesting challenge; one that they all conquered with a bit of team work!

Our first activity was Nightline where the children had to navigate an obstacle course whilst blindfolded.  They all very much enjoyed themselves and were ready for their dinner, which they all ate very well. 

They are ready for a good night’s sleep in preparation for an exciting morning at the beach (we are hoping the sun will shine).  J

Mrs Emson-Sewell and the team.