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Aylmerton 2016

posted 20 Oct 2016, 14:27 by Paul Parslow-Williams   [ updated 6 Mar 2017, 06:58 ]
Year 6 were great ambassadors for our school on their week long residential at Aylmerton Field Studies Centre. It was a real pleasure to see our children challenge themselves with the variety of outdoor and adventurous activities. We also made lots of friends with children from other schools which is good preparation for High School!

Monday
We arrived at Aylmerton  at about quarter to 11 after a swift journey through both Long Stratton and Norwich. Children unloaded into their dorms and were pleased with the arrangements. Our children split into two groups with some heading into West Runton for a beach study whilst others stayed on site for an afternoon of pirate-themed activities. On Monday evening we were treated to moonlit walk through the Felbrigg Estate. After hot cocoas, the children settled down well to their first night.

Tuesday
This day was a little wetter than Monday, but the rain certainly didn't dampen spirits. The  group who were at West Runton on Monday returned to the coast for a study of the town of Cromer which included a trip to the top of the church tower. The other children remained on site for a day of team building followed by the ominous sounding Monster Trail. On Tuesday evening all our children were captivated by local  traditional storyteller Paul Jackson.

Wednesday
The day started brightly and the children once again took part in trips to the coast and adventurous activities on site. In the evening they traveled to Sheringham to visit the Splash water park.

Thursday
This was the day we had been waiting for. All the group went on an exciting adventure to Blakeney Point. We travelled by boat across choppy seas to the point and walked back across the mud flats which include a trek through the estuary. Thursday night was disco night!

Friday
On Friday we had face to face with lots of animals which included a large python and a tame(ish) raven. Then packed and headed home to Occold.