The children had a brilliant time and shared positive experiences with their friends which they will take forward with them into their residential trips in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. We think it is important for children to develop skills of independence and cooperation at school and our Year 3 children showed impressive maturity. Particularly as this was, for many children, their first time staying away from home.
Of course, our main aim was for the children to have fun! The many teachers and teaching assistants who helped at the event gave the children an exciting range of activities to choose from, including paper aeroplane competitions, swimming games, dodgeball, campfire singing and dancing. Our evening picnic, served up by Al Fresco’s, was enjoyed on the basketball court before even more fun and games. There was much giggling and laughter over our huge games of hide and seek around the classrooms!
Soon it was time for bed and everyone settled down to camp on the mats that filled the hall ready for a story. So many children commented that they felt very excited and lucky to be staying with their friends and they had a wonderful time chatting in their sleeping bags whilst playing torch games. Although some were nervous to be away from home, we all had a good night’s sleep and couldn’t wait to find out the winner on the ‘Best-Dressed teddy bear’ competition on Friday! All of the adults were incredibly impressed by the good manners, care and respect shown by all of the children. Well done Year 3!
Ms Emily, Year 3 Teacher