Beaumanor Hall Residential 2020
What a great time was had by all. The staff on the trip were amazed by how many of the golden learner powers the children demonstrated over the duration of the trip.
On day 1, the children went on a scavenger hunt over the Beaumanor grounds, collecting natural materials in their plastic wallets. After lunch, they went on a bird trail with a magic pen to hear the different sounds birds make, and to explore different habitats. The afternoon was finished off with pond dipping, with the children catching all sorts of pond wildlife such as fish, snails, and other insects. It was then back to the cabins to relax and get ready for dinner.
Dinner was a delicious roast chicken dinner with all of the trimmings, followed by a chocolate sponge with chocolate sauce for pudding. Once our dinners had gone down, we went out for a reflective walk, using our torches to follow a trail of coloured arrows around the grounds. The children were extremely brave as we were led through the woods, and lots of mud in the darkness.
What better way to start day 2 than with a cooked breakfast. With their tummies now full, the children were greeted by the instructor who led us out into the woods. Whilst in the woods, the children learnt how to tie knots before getting into teams to build their own shelters. The children showed excellent team work, communication and perseverance as they worked together to move large sticks, logs and unfold large plastic sheets. After an hour building, it was time to test the shelters. As the groups got inside, the shelters were tested as to whether they were wind and water proof. Let's just say, some children got a little wet in the water test!