Mollie is going to Nell Bank next week so I am giving her some tips!
At Nell bank there’s lots of fun things explore. You do many different activities like my favorite thing was the playground. Mollie has been to Nell Bank before for school linking and she loved the scavenger hunt.
Are the beds cozy?
Yes there are bunk beds and they’re really nice and comfy.
Is it fun,exciting and enjoyable?
Yes it’s really good and if you don’t go then you’ll regret it. You get to spend a lot of time with your friends and explore all day. The adventure park is the best!
Today, 5HJ did their class assembly all about Ingleborough Hall.
It started off with the first group talking about what happened when they got there. What happened? First, they unpacked, got their dormitories ready and had lunch. For lunch they had, sandwich, crisps, yogurt and a drink.
Next, a couple more people stood up and talked about the Show Cave. They talked about stalactites and stalagmites that where in the cave. The guide said that two men discovered the cave a very long time ago.
Then the rest of the children talked about what they did and it was really interesting. It must of been a great trip!
Year 5 woke up early on day 2 to eat their cooked breakfasts before a busy day. During the 9am briefing, each group found out what they were doing.
Groups 1 and 2 went on the long walk, although partially shortened due to rain, and had a great time. They headed from Ingleborough hall all the way to Austwick and back where they learnt about the history of the area, interesting local stories and developed their map reading skills.
They other 3 groups took part in two different activities. All the groups went gorge scrambling which they found extremely exciting and ended up getting quite wet! Groups 3 and 5 also completed a village study which they will be using to compare with Idle when they return to school. For their second activity, group 4 went tree climbing which again was well enjoyed.
After all the activities, the children settled down for tea and evening activities which are either bat hunting or a film and tuck night.
Tomorrow sees the majority of the groups completing the activities that their peers did today with one group being the first take part in caving. I’m sure it will be another exciting day and we are all hoping the rain sticks away.
After eagerly setting off this morning, Year 5 arrived at Ingleborough and soon settled into their dorms by making their beds and unpacking their bags. Once everything was sorted, it was finally lunch with time. Soon after that, the children prepared for the short walk up to the show caves.
When they got there, they put on their hard hats, dropped their bags off and headed in to explore the cave. Parts of the cave where very low so the taller children and teachers all had to limbo through the caves. At halfway, they discovered what is was like for the original Victorians who only had candles for light.
After exploring the cave, we headed to the gift shop where souvenirs and ice creams were bought before heading back for tea.
Later this evening, the children have enjoyed either pizza or giant fish fingers for tea followed by brownies. They were all delicious!
Soon after tea, Year 5 wrote their diaries for their first day at Ingleborough before heading outside for some fascinating stories around a fire. Thankfully the rain stayed away! Everyone enjoyed the four different stories which the children helped to create and had a great time.
Finally, Year 5 got ready for bed by listening to a story with Mrs Hall after their hot chocolate and biscuit.
Today, Year 6 woke up early for a filling breakfast before getting straight into the activities. To start with, it was the crate challenge which required cooperation followed by archery which was a test of accuracy. After that, they took part in a range of activities including rock climbing, the big swing and the trapeze. It’s been another action packed day and again we cannot wait for final activities tomorrow.
As Year 6 arrived, we were greeted by our instructors and we set off on the steep incline up to the centre. On arrival, we all headed to the lake to take part in either canoeing or rafting. After that, it was time for the zip line which was great fun! Next up was the dungeon which involved the children taking part in problem solving activities in order to escape. Tea followed and now the children are currently taking part in team competitions. We are all looking forward to tomorrow.
This week, Year 4 have been on a residential , for 3 days , to the fabulous Nell Bank and the went from Monday 8th April to Wednesday 10th April. Luckily, they got to come to school in non-uniform but they had to drag around either a bag or a suit case. They set off at around 11:00 am, they climbed on a double decker bus for their journey that would last for about an hour. To save them from dying from boredom, they could play different games like: I spy, Thumb war, 21 and many more.
When they arrived, they split into groups of boys and girls and they got of one team at a time and while they waited they learnt a song. The suit case were loaded onto the ground and they were told take their own suit cases inside. They were told the groups that they would in and then shown to their rooms where they would be spending time in for two nights. Once they were settled in and chosen their beds they were told what they would be doing and how to do it.
At the end their teacher said “they really enjoyed it and everyone put 100% effort into everything”. Also before they left Nell Bank they had to sit down and awards were given out to people who did well and tried their very hardest. The children had a fantastic time and their teachers were very proud of them! What a great trip!