October 2019: Kilvrough School Journey

22nd October 2019
Kilvrough: Day 2 of Year 6's School Journey
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
Hello from Year 6!
Our first full day at Kilvrough Manor has been action-packed and full of adventure. We began the day with a hearty breakfast, after which the nervously-awaited room inspections took place. Luckily, Mill Lane were ahead of the game and the rooms were mostly in tip-top shape - let's hope this continues! Dusting, vacuuming, bed-making and bin-emptying all happened without complaints. Some children even performed songs to earn extra points.
The main activity for both of Mill Lane's groups today was canoeing. We all travelled by minibus to the Neath canal, near Swansea. Everyone was paired-up and, after learning some of the basics, we all embarked on a journey down the canal, passing under bridges, over an aqueduct and eventually down to a lock. On the journey, there were challenges to do - including playing 'Heads, shoulders, knees and toes" whilst stood up on the boats (not easy!) We mostly proved ourselves as capable sailors, although there were a few capsized boats en route - including Lilly and Mrs Hiley (who has previously stayed dry in this activity for the past fifteen years!!) Despite this, we all had great fun and are looking forward to our water activities tomorrow - when we will ALL get wet!
For our evening meal, we were served a delicious meal of lasagne and garlic bread, followed by jelly and ice cream. Everyone has had excellent appetites so far.
We finished the day with some den building in the dark which was great fun. After this, we wrote letters home - which should hopefully arrive in Chinnor before we do with any luck.
Here are some quotes from today. Look out for more in tomorrow's update:
"It was really funny when me and Ruby were in our canoe trying to turn around and in the end we had to get up and face the other way! I'm looking forward to rock climbing on Thursday." Louise
"It was funny when the room inspectors came in and we started dancing to earn extra points." Ruby
"I really liked canoeing but I almost fell in. I was very close. It was really amazing." Jack
"I'm looking forward to rock climbing and the trip is going well so far, despite me falling in the canal (and taking Mrs Hiley with me!)." Lilly
"I'm glad that the trip is going really well. I am looking forward to bodyboarding tomorrow." Hayden
"I'm glad that I came because it has been fun so far. Today we have been doing canoeing and in the evening we were den building." George