Year 4 Activities Week
Update from Year 4 Activities Week.
Despite the wet and windy weather conditions, Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their first day of activities week. The morning’s activities saw the boys bravely taking on the climbing wall, putting their speed and power to test attached to the bungee and engaging in a tactical battle against one another in combat archery. The afternoon saw the boys take part in a wide range of team building activities. Altitude Events, the company running the sessions, complemented the boys on their engagement and their ability to work well together. The boys did Lanesborough proud!
Today the Year 4 boys were treated to a day of ‘Legofest’. Mr...and Mr Walker introduced the boys to the plan for the day. The tables were all laid out in the LPS and divided into the four houses. Each boy was asked to build a roof truss and create different buildings, houses, flats and other structures to fill their corner of the table. All the boys were fully engaged and really worked hard to create as many buildings as possible for their house. The fun part was when they installed lights to their individual buildings. All houses achieved 99% but Tudor house were the winners as they created a more diverse set of buildings.
Following a clear run down to Dorchester, the boys enjoyed a picnic lunch in the park, then headed to the Tutankhamen Museum. They were firstly given a talk then guided through the museum completing a questionnaire in pairs, as well as watching a short film. Following this we all re-joined the coach and made our way to the New Barn Field Centre. The boys then enjoyed some free play time before completing an orientation exercise in small groups on site followed by a tasty supper and bed!
Following a delicious breakfast, the boys were taken to the coppice - just a short walk from New Barn to make shelters. They worked in teams and using sticks, a tarpaulin and string, created a water-tight shelter, each having their own unique design. In-spite of the intermittent showers, they all loved creating their own shelters. This was followed by a picnic lunch and a Rap poetry recital. Then the boys were taken along to the fields to meet the various animals living here at New Barn; not only did the boys hold young chicks, they hand-fed four tortoises, as well as meeting Turkeys, George and Henry, a selection of friendly chickens, goats, sheep and two alpacas. Following this, the boys learnt the bush craft technique of fire making. The day finished off with a traditional story, hot chocolate and finally bedtime.
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