Wednesday, 29 May 2013

May Matters- Day 29- I'm a teacher, get me out of here!

I mentioned the other day that I was off on an overnight trip with some of the kids from school- well, we're back! No issues, no problems and everyone had a great time. We're all a little bit scruffier, smellier and mosquito bitten- and aside from lack of sleep- it was a great experience.
 
It was only about an hour's drive from school, but it was at an adventure camp, on the edge of the rainforest and by a river.

We started our experience with a jungle trek. Now for some of our kids, this was a very new experience and way out of their comfort zone.





Having bridges to cross, rivers to step through, mud and lots of creepy crawlies may not be everyone's cup of tea- I personally love it- but I know some of the kids found it a little challenging- but all good fun of course (Once they'd conquered their fears of course!)


 
Once back at camp, It was time for team building games, football in the rain, hide and seek, dinner and then bed.
 


 Now for a good proportion of our kids, this was the first time that they had been away from home- and certainly their sleeping arrangements were not what they were used to! Hammocks and mosquito nets were the order of the day.

 Needless to say - none of us slept well! 38 kids who decide that they all want to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night- one after the other, after another! It was like Piccadilly circus!

 
Despite the lack of sleep- the first one woke up at 10 past 5 and so by 20 past, we had the majority of them up and raring to go!! They would never be up early like this on a normal school day, I'm sure!
 
But they were all very excited as today was Zip wire day!

 
So after a few games to warm up, there was rock climbing,
 

abseiling
 

a high ropes course
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and a zip wire to do.
 
 
And even I got to have a go!
 
 So it was all good fun- I think everyone found something that was at the edge of their comfort zone, and pushed themselves that little bit further. So we all had a great time, found out a little bit more about ourselves and came home happy- and not a 'Bush Tucker' challenge in sight!
 
Amanda x

8 comments:

  1. It certainly looks like an exciting trip, nut wasn't it too much of a rexponsibility for the teachers? I mean, returning all safe and sound?

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    1. Yes, it was good fun thanks, and for once I wasn't the one in charge of the trip, so I could just let the leaders do their stuff:)

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  2. Sound like you all had a fabulous time.

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  3. It looks like a great trip. I'm glad it went well, enjoy the homecoming. :)

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    1. It was nice to come home to a shower!

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  4. That looks like a fun trip - although I don't fancy the mosquitoes which always seem to think I'm their dinner.
    Thanks for your kind words on my recent post x

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    1. Yes, I know what you mean- They must like me too!

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