Top Gear Challenge

After the service on Sunday, the children had a chance to relax a little – clay pigeon shooting was as popular as ever with some of the shooters only missing the odd clay! We have some real competition for the parents and children shoot at the end of the term.

After a hearty roast lunch the children were split into activity groups including cooking, board games in front of the fire and the Top Gear Challenge. The children made some fantastic cup cakes and decorated them beautifully. We all enjoyed them after supper that night! Thank you to Miss Barrett for organising this so well. Some children brought bean bags and cushions down and relaxed playing board games in front of the fire, ‘bop it’ seemed to be the star attraction, even though no one could beat Mr Drake’s epic score of 161! (challengers welcome!) The Top Gear challenge was also in full swing with a course marked out, they had to race around it in the fastest possible time. Despite the ground being a little boggy and not ideal for racing go karts, we had some excellent off road driving with Joel ‘the Stig’ Bahar coming out ahead with the fastest time.

Towards the end Mr Drake didn’t think that the children were muddy enough so he decide to invent a new event called ‘The Mud Derby’. This involved racing the karts down a section of track as fast as possible and through as many puddles as possible. The result, some very wet and muddy but very excited children! What fun and a great way to spent the afternoon. After all the excitement, the children settled down for a quiet supper before relaxing in front of a film to finish the weekend. The Year 8’s had one more activity which was Scottish dancing. By the time they had finished this I think it is fair to say that they were exhausted and ready for bed. Thank you to all the staff and the children for a fantastic weekend.


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