Y4 & Y5 Residential to Hesley Wood
The Y4's and Y5's had a marvellous time at Hesley Wood Scout Activity Centre last week.
After arriving and allocating rooms we followed the Beaver Trail around the site. Following lunch, it was time for the adventerous activities. A favourite activity was The Cube, a 3D Maze promoting memory skills, communication and teamwork. They had to find their way through the passages and tunnels collecting hidden objects on the way. Another activity was the obstacle course where children had to navigate the ‘mangle,’ ‘see-saw’ and ‘scramble net to name but a few. The third activity was canoeing. Children showered after their “dip” in the lake, just in time for our evening meal! The some chill out time before hot chocolate with marshmallows and biscuits. Some children even asked if they could go to bed, probably realising they needed their energy for the next day of activities. Day two activities were the climbing wall, problem solving and the popular zip line. We were really impressed with how the children approached the new and challenging tasks they were faced with. They demonstrated resilience and determination finding out thet they could achieve more if they put thir mind to it. The centre staff were great, encouraging children and supporting them with all the activities.