East Barnby 2019

Our Year 6’s have arrived at East Barnby; their beds are made (a challenging task for some) and everyone is looking forward to their evening activities.

There could be some amendments to the planned programme of activities, due to the forecast of heavy rain…

Day Two Update:

The children slept well last night and are looking forward to today’s activities.
Please see below for a picture of yesterday’s body boarding; and yes it was as cold as it looks…

As a result of the rather inclement weather, today’s planned programme (sailing and climbing) will be replaced with woodland activities.  Regardless of the aforementioned, I’m confident the children will continue to have an amazing time!

Day Three Update:

Despite the all most constant heavy rain, the children are having a wonderful time.  All the work they have done on Growth Mindsets and resilience was truly on show yesterday!

We have allowed the planned timetable to be as malleable as possible; this allowed the five groups to enjoy a selection of the following activities on Tuesday:
– Beck scrambling
– Mountain biking
– Orienteering
– Woodland crafts
– Indoor climbing
– Sledging
– Skiing

Below you will see a picture of Group Five beck scrambling – who do you think might be making the BIG splash in the second picture?

At this time it is not possible to get pictures from all the activity groups, as these photographs cannot be collated until the end of the week.

Day Four Update:

Unfortunately as the River Esk was on flood alert (not entirely surprising), it was not possible to take our canoeing trip into Whitby Harbour on Wednesday. This did however present the opportunity for canoeing on Scaling Dam and skiing on the centre’s artificial slope.
As you will see below, the sea fret resulted in some atmospheric conditions that you wouldn’t usually associate with June!

Final Update:

After another enjoyable day on Thursday, followed by the much anticipated talent show, the children will be tidying their rooms and hopefully getting all their belongings together this morning.
The picture below was taken at Falling Foss Waterfall. After making some rather impressive shelters, we went on to visit a cave carved out of an enormous boulder. Known locally as ‘The Hermitage’, and dating from as far back as the 18th century, it was once the secluded home of a hermit. The woods provided food, fuel, shelter and building materials – we imagined the fortitude required to live such a reclusive life, deep in the woodland shadows. 

To finish off our day we visited some rather desolate moorland for a spot of orienteering. As the fog was so dense, each group was supported by an adult. Here is a picture of the eventual winners, who completed the course in 23 minutes and 44 seconds:

Despite the testing weather conditions that have persevered throughout the week; the children have had a wonderful time and represented Crayke superbly well!
We are expecting to leave East Barnby at approximately 2pm – I will contact Mrs. Bacon at this point and provide a more accurate estimate for our arrival back in Crayke. Please check your emails/the school website for the aforementioned information.
Parents/carers will be able to see a range of photographs from East Barnby & Carlton Lodge, when they are added to the monitor at the front of school. There will also be an Achievement Assembly on Friday 28th June where the children will share their favourite moments and photos…

As I am in East Barnby, there will be no Crayke Chronicle this week.