Runway's End week 2023
Runway’s End - Day 4
Thursday 2nd March 2023
Another really successful day here at Runway’s End! We started our day nice and early, ready for another busy and fun filled day. A real highlight was the rushing rockets challenge. The children were given the challenge of building a platform to launch their water-powered rocket. They experimented with the angle of the ramp and the amount of water they put into the bottle to send a bottle as far as they could across the field. We had rockets in the trees, flying over the treetops and even had rockets fly to over 80 feet! The most impressive was definitely the one that cleared the trees and somehow managed to get lost! Many of the children faced their fears today and abseiled down the tall tower - we are so proud of them!
Y6 enjoyed their roast dinner for dinner today with an ice cream for dessert which was a lovely treat.
We finished the week off with an evening quiz and the children answered five rounds of questions.
The children have been busy packing their bags ready to leave in the afternoon tomorrow - we look forward to seeing you at 2:30pm!
Runway's End - Day 3
Wednesday 1st March 2023
Another fabulous day at Runway's End for the year six children. It was another early morning but the children were ready for the day having had a good night's sleep and a big breakfast! We started our various activities and the groups were climbing through artificial caves (which were incredibly small!), dropping eggs from height, after protecting them, to see if they had survived, stacking crates and seeing how high they could get before the crates being knocked down and abseiling down a very tall tower!
All the children worked really well as a team and have had such a great day! Please look below at our group photos and see if you can spot your child!
We are now enjoying film night all together in the hall after two long but enjoyable days.
Runway's End - Day 2
Tuesday 28th February 2023
A really busy day today! After an early wake up call this morning, the children fuelled themselves with a lovely cooked breakfast or plenty of cereals and toast - a fantastic way to start the day! The children then had their first room inspection of the week. The children made a good first impression and know how to improve their scores for tomorrow morning.
Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 were out on the canal today for their watersport activity - it was chilly but very fun! All children were working together to paddle their way down the canal in their canoes. Group 5 and 6 are really looking forward to this activity when it is their turn later in the week.
All children are now experts at ensuring they are safe when putting on their harness - all groups have now completed some of the high climbing challenges and have been absolutely brilliant! All the adults are very impressed.
The children are now enjoying game night and are looking forward to another busy day tomorrow.
Runway's End - Day 1
Monday 27th February 2023
Our first day on our residential has got off to a great start! We arrived at the Runway's End activity centre at around 11am and was introduced to the instructors that will be supporting us this week. We then settled into our rooms that we will be sleeping in before having our lunch. This afternoon, we completed our first two activities for the week which included climbing, crawling through some very tight spaces and working together as a team to solve different challenges.
Group 1 and 2: climbing and orienteering
Group 3 and 4: archery and team tasks
Group 5 and 6: cave and shooting
All the children put 100% into the activities and worked really well as a team.
Tonight was pizza and pasta night! All the children tucked into a well-deserved meal after having a very active afternoon. The children are looking forward to the rest of the week!
Plenty of pictures to follow!