Day 2 - The children awoke at 7.30am with some groups being up earlier than others! A breakfast of cereal, fruit juice and toast allowed the group to have some freetime around the grounds meeting up at 9.30am in the conference room. Today the children were placed in three groups to complete the activities of high/low ropes courses, archery and compass trail. The groups rotated around all the events leaving one final activity for the last day. Unlike home the weather remained positive with all of the groups engaged outside and energy levels were beginning to wain. Dinner comprised of chips, beans and chicken nuggets and was gratefully accepted by some very hungry children. There were many pupils up for seconds tonight! After dinner the children watched a movie and consumed a lot of sweets from the night before. After the movie the children had a supper of toast and hot chocolate. Ready for bed at 9.30pm and lights were out at 10:00pm. Have to say I can still hear the odd whisper or two! Good night all.
Day 1 -This morning 29 excited P6 pupils headed off to Shannaghmore Outdoor Pursuits Centre for three days of activity. The group left Tandragee at approximately 9.20am and arrived at cool but sunny Newcastle just before 10:30am. A quick health and safety session taking account of fire alarm procedures and centre rules was followed by a gathering up of equipment and clothing. A quick lunch of sandwiches, soup, crisps and fruit was polished off quickly before the groups got ready for their first activity. Although the weather was a little cold and wet today two groups embraced the weather and had great fun taking part in a wet and mucky adventure trial whilst the third group took park in archery and a low ropes course. After a quick shower and change the groups returned to the centre for a tea of chips, beans and burgers followed by a dessert of ice cream. The final action this evening was a beautiful moonlit walk by torchlight along Murlough beach. A quick stop for supplies at the local garage, toast and juice for supper and ready for bed at 9.45pm. Lights were out by 10.00pm for 29 very tired pupils. The kids were great and had a really enjoyable day.