Activities for Children not on Wales Residential

Bedenham and Holbrook Activity Week

Last week, a small group of Year 6 children and staff from Bedenham and Holbrook got together. 

On Monday, the Holbrook children and staff came to Bedenham; we spent the day getting to know each other.  After initial introductions, the children’s first challenge was to see which group could build the highest tower using only straws and jelly babies.  This proved very tricky and we had some interesting towers.  They then made fruit scones and prepared cheese and ham sandwiches, which they ate for ‘afternoon tea’.  Take a look at the pictures, particularly their spreading skills!

A beach visit was on the agenda for Tuesday.  The children completed a beach study at Hill Head, before collecting a variety of shells and stones and creating their own masterpieces, linked to the seaside.  We then shared a picnic together, and enjoyed a stone throwing target competition into the Solent.

Queen Elizabeth Country Park was our destination on Wednesday.  Whilst the children and some of the adults went walking, Mrs Scott and Mrs Harvey cooked a barbeque – in the rain – which was enjoyed by all.  Before returning to school, the children completed an assault course.

The highlight of the week was our trip to London on Thursday. We visited the National Gallery, where the children took part in a Talking Painting workshop to help build their confidence and enjoyment in looking at and responding to paintings.  We were then lucky enough to attend a matinee performance of the famous West End show, Stomp, at the Ambassadors Theatre.  This is a percussion group that uses body, ordinary objects and comedy to create a performance – it has no words.  It was very entertaining; several of the children attempted to create their own version on the coach on our return journey – not so entertaining!

After our late return on Thursday, Friday was a swimming and chill out day.  The children went to Leesland pool, where they were divided into two teams and completed a variety of challenges.  We returned to school, shared a picnic lunch together and then they had the opportunity to share games together on the laptops.  Then it was time to say our goodbyes and for Holbrook children and adults to return to school.

An enjoyable week was had by all and it was lovely to see the children mix and build new friendships

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