Year 4 Arrive at Minstead!

On a cold and foggy morning, children from across Year 4 have arrived at Minstead in the New Forest Image result for minstead residential centrefor a few days of adventurous activities and exploring life away from home.

After a long coach journey filled with great anticipation and a fantastic sense of adventure, children arrived at their accommodation – eager to set up (or attempt to set up!) their rooms…

Today pupils have embarked on their forest walk! They have traveled through the ‘Ditch of Doom’, ice skated on puddles (yes it really IS that cold) and met the friendly New Forest Donkeys who tried to eat everyone’s lunch. They have then stomped over the Troll’s bridge and dropped ‘toffee stones’ in the water for him to chew on! The forest guide has also told high tales of gorse bushes that can spear small birds, holly that can be eaten by camels and donkeys alike and a great story about a heather-eating-wolf! Who knows what adventures the remainder of the first day might hold!

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We hope that this Blogsite will help keep you informed of the many exciting activities at our school, so keep checking back for updates in the coming days and weeks to find out more…

Feel free to leave a comment below – we’d love to hear what you think…

Bye for now, from all at Minstead!


[Written by Mr Thorns ~ with updates from Mr Burt & Mrs Sivier]


13 thoughts on “Year 4 Arrive at Minstead!”

  1. Great to hear about all the adventures the Year 4 children have had today. Hope sleeping in the dormitory tonight is a good end to your first day.


  2. Hope you little monkeys had a fun 1st night full of fun and laughing.
    I’m sure I’m missing Bethany more than she missing me at the moment 😆
    Have a great day. Can’t wait to see more pictures.


  3. Glad they are all having a wonderful time and love that blog allow us to see what they are up to.
    Sophie Nckinnon’s Mum


    1. Thank you for your comment, it’s great to be able to provide a small glimpse into life at the residential for you all too – with some great pics from Mrs Sivier and Mr Burt too!

      Don’t forget to check out update Number 2 as well!


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