Robinwood Residential - 16th November - 18th November 2018
Friday 16th November 2018
After a tiring trek up to the castle, we finally arrived at our destination. We were all very excited to meet our group leaders: Ben, Jackson, Amber and Katie. Then we were taken to our dormitories, we selected our bunks and got on with the very tricky task of making our beds (the teachers found this very entertaining to watch)! Once this had happened and we had devoured our lunch, we were ready to go and get on with our activities. We were put to the test straight away with some problem solving and facing our fear of heights. Friday seemed to pass like a blur and before we knew it, it was 10.00pm and we headed back to our dorm rooms to grab some sleep ready for the fun events of Saturday.
Saturday 17th November 2018
After a good nights sleep for most of us (some of us enjoyed chatting to the early hours) ... we enjoyed a 'late' breakfast (7.30am)!
Throughout the day we participated in a variety of challenging activities which really put our bravery to the test. Even the teachers seemed a little frightened at some points!
In the evening, we participated in a Lego challenge where we had to create our own 'Space Craft'. They were then put on top of a dustbin and launched across the room! We used our creativity to make some of the most amazing lego models you have ever seen. It soon descended into chaos as the team challenge competition got out of hand, resulting in the teachers having to bob for their points in water and the instructors taking cream pies to the face … poor Miss White also got roped into the mayhem!
Sunday 18th November 2018
On Sunday we woke up even earlier to get a head start on the day. By this point, the teachers looked more tired than we were. We completed our final three activities and the teachers couldn't believe how much we had all developed in confidence, team work and communication. Over the course of the weekend we had faced our fears and learned how to be kind, caring and supportive individuals. These are skills we hope to take back into school where we can show others how much we have changed over the course of just one weekend!