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Bewerly Park News: Day One

Posted 6/28/2016

A fantastic first day at Bewerley Park with the Year 5 & 6 children from both Danby & Goathland. We had a trouble free journey, arriving in good time to settle in to the dorms and have lunch.

The first activity in the afternoon was Orienteering, which started off with a practice round the centre then a walk to Fishponds Wood for the real challenge. Not all children were convinced by my story about a crocodile living in the pond. Teamwork and map reading skills were generally good and most groups gained full marks, but the threesome of Tom Watts, Dan Wignall & Tom Leavesley were the quickest to finish. At the end, some children managed to rescue 2 wellies from a swamp and on the way back we had a very close encounter with a surprisingly tame hedgehog!

The final challenge back at the centre was paired sprint Orienteering, with pairs linked by trouser legs!! It proved to be a fun and frantic finish to the afternoon, with Miss Chapman's group emerging as narrow winners.

In the evening, we went on a walk down the valley to the village of Glasshouses where we saw the old mill and the pond where we will be building rafts later in the week. Some of us were better than others at mapreading, so it was a good job the adults knew where to go! The boys finished the evening watching the match, but probably wished they hadn't!!

Tomorrow it is gorge scrambling and high ropes, hopefully the weather will stay favourable.

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