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Tollesbury 2017

Day Three

By Miss Walter and Miss Prevett

We are half way through the week now and Trinity feels like a home from home. Today we monkeyed around on the high ropes and for some of us, facing our fear of heights was quite a challenge (teachers included!) We also had an entertaining kayaking session in which the children decided that Charlie our instructor must have been joking when he said "we're here to learning how to kayak, not for swimming." Cue lots of 'accidental' capsizing and much giggling followed by a soggy walk back to ship! After we had all dried off we toured the lightship learning about its history and the exciting new plans to adapt it over the next five years. Finally, fuelled by a tasty chicken and mango curry we headed to the rec for some fun and games with some of the instructors. Tonight we all need to sleep well ready for our big day sail tomorrow!

Day Two 

By Jayden Sinclair

On our first day of the Tollesbury residential we had a lovely lunch of sandwiches, they were very nice! After that, we did team activities.  Our favourite was the water pipe; we had a ball at the bottom of the pipe and we had to fill it up with water to be able to get to it- we got drenched! The final thing we did was have Italian food for supper, which was tomato pasta with mince. Then we played games sitting down in the stern of the lightship we are staying on. Finally, we are just about to go on a night walk. 

On the second day at Tollesbury we did some sailing, we were accompanied by an instructor. After that, we came back and had some lunch. Next we did some archery – in a warehouse! One of the games was balloon shooting:  you had to shoot balloons for your teams – it was exhilarating.  Now we are getting ready to go and do some rock-climbing (before bed).

By Miss Walter

Another fantastic day aboard Trinity. We started with a three course breakfast to give us lots of energy for our first sail! The weather was perfect; slightly cloudy but warm with enough of a breeze to get us going! There was a smile on every single face this morning and some very excited children at lunch time. After our DIY sandwich lunch we split into our teams and swapped our activities from Monday, so every child has now become a champion archer and every team have attempted the teambuilding challenge -sometimes successfully sometimes less so! This evening we tackled the climbing wall and, truthfully, we could have stayed there all evening burning off some energy! Fingers crossed for some sleepy heads and peace and quiet tonight!

Day Four

By Miss Prevett

Today we had a full day of sailing, which the children throughly enjoyed. Although the sea was rather choppy and the thunderclouds rolled in, we kept our nerve and sailed with confidence.  At lunchtime we dropped our anchors and stopped off at a nearby beach for sandwiches and plenty of cake.  Whilst we ate lunch the sea became a little to rough so the powerboat towed ius all the way back; this meant we had a well deserved rest and even had a go at steering the power boat.  Tonight we are having some more games on the field (which everyone really enjoyed yesterday,) and then performing our concert.  We've seen so much talent alreday during the activities but it would be great to see some more.

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