5W residential day 3
Wednesday 23rd June | 5 comments
I hope that the children have come back home today with positive tales to tell. They were an excellent group and should be proud of themselves.
They went to bed late again on Tuesday but earlier than on Monday. They should sleep well tonight. They were quiet very quickly again. We had the odd bump in the night, but generally children slept well.
On Wednesday morning, we went on a river study walk and we also found out more about the building of the Settle-Carlisle Railway and Ribblehead viaduct. Photos to follow.
The river we studied is called Winterscales Beck. It is a strange little river that allows us to study its features without getting wet or drowned. It’s just a matter of timing…
The children should know about vocabulary such as spring, tributary, confluence, erosion, deposition, resurgence, silt and sediment. We watched a brilliant display from a colony of sand martins in front of their sandbank home: to think that those little birds had migrated here from deep in Africa! We also walked through some lovely meadows and enjoyed a great diversity of wild flowers.
The children were very good on the journey home by train. The initial train was unusually busy and, after we returned, we got this lovely unsolicited email:
“Dear Head Teacher,
I have just had the pleasure of sharing a train journey with a group of young people returning from their residential stay in the Yorkshire Dales. The children were very well behaved, quiet and polite. I enjoyed hearing about the activities and heard children chatting confidently to other passengers about their positive experience.
The train was unexpectedly very full and your pupils moved around carefully without any fuss or commotion. Please pass on my regards; they are a credit to your school. I spotted the school logo on a staff sweatshirt.
What a lovely way to finish the residential!