Hello from Fairthorne!
Well as the sun has set on another fabulous day at the camp, children have had a fun filled day of adventurous pursuits, from outdoor den building and obstacle courses to an amazing session of indoor archery to hone their accuracy and bow skills!
The day began a little damp and windy, but nothing could dampen the Holbrook spirit from creating some magnificent woodland structures to shelter from a “storm” – whereby an instructor threw a large canister of water to “test” each of the dens! Much laughing and screaming were heard in equal measures!
Alongside this, the children also conducted teamwork games, working together and collaborating on several problems testing their initiative too! A lunch of giant warm sausage rolls and winter soup warmed everyone, ready for the outdoor obstacle course! This muddy-marathon of tires, barriers, a giant spiders web and swing rope over a swamp was enjoyed by all, with children throwing themselves in (literally) to each of the tasks. Parents would have been so proud – albeit they might have been shocked at how much mud, leaves and twigs could stick to their children! A great activity, with a highlight being the children cheering Mason R onwards as he beat Mr Burt around the course. Mason even stopped for a cheeky celebratory wave as he Tarzan’ed to victory over the gloopy swamp on a rope swing!
Other special mentions are deserved for Charlie and Reagan’s splashes into the swamp and Harvey’s superb shot knocking a ten-pin skittle off of a target from 15m away! Disco night tonight, after a hearty meal of meatballs and pasta with chocolate brownies to finish.
A huge thank you also to all you parents, who have provided such excellently prepared kit and resources, which have allowed the children to complete their activities come rain or shine. This has been exceptionally appreciated by the staff and instructors too.
Goodbye for now, from all at Fairthorne!
[Written by Mr Thorns & Mrs Dudley]