Friday 21st October 2016

After we have awakened the children, we have the mammoth task of bed-stripping, distinguishing between a duvet cover and the duvet itself; a pillow case and the pillow. Following the trip to the Laundry, we will then endeavour to get every item of clothing from the floor and under beds into suitcases even though they’re “none of ours”. Then it’s breakfast and our final two activities.

We will be leaving after lunch at around 1pm so should be back to school for 4.30pm. I will school text on route.

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Thursday 20th October 2016

It’s the last full day and the weather is much better.

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A lovely, but extremely cold, afternoon at the beach.

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The excrutiating trip to the shop – children were told that they could not spend their money on fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate but should buy mementos…..


“Why have you bought Polos?”
“Mrs Ramet said we could buy mints.”
“No, you were told you could not buy sweets.”
“But they’re mints and Mrs Ramet said we could buy Mentos.”

So a lesson followed about souvenirs and mementos!!

We enjoyed a campfire with hot chocolate and marshmallows to end the final night at Overstrand Hall.

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Tuesday 18th October 2016

The day began with a beautiful sunrise.


Overall the children have had a good first night and stayed in their dorms. The last few girls fell asleep just after midnight but some of the boys were awake until around 3am…and up at 5.30am. We think some of them will sleep well tonight!

The dorms…..

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Breakfast time.

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Unfortunately, we now have the rain that was forecast. But (apparently), “Rain is fun because it makes everything muddy!” Amber Rayner.

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then a brighter afternoon.

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After a very welcome hot dinner, we are now enjoying Scrap Heap Challenge.

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Monday 17th October 2016

We left school around 8.50am and arrived in Overstrand at 12.30pm.

As the mobile network coverage is so temperamental in Norfolk, in an emergency, the Kingswood number is 07971969202 if the school mobile is unavailable.

After a site orientation, we had lunch (nuggets and chips) then tried to make our beds. Children are now enjoying their first activity in the glorious autumn sunshine.

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Lining up in our groups for the last activity before dinner. (4 of the 6 groups – rest will follow tomorrow)

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Ouch, that hurt!


Well protected today!

The evening entertainment was mini-Olympics. Children then had cocoa, showers and bed.