Monday 3rd to Friday 7th July was the Lower School Activity Week – and what a busy week it was!
In line with our current Topic subject, Monday was dedicated to the Stone Age. The boys had to use their surroundings to make a Stone Age ‘weapon’ and a shelter. They were also asked to suggest an animal they might find in the grounds that they could use as a source of food and clothing. In the afternoon they made cave paintings using paint, pastels and charcoal on canvases to take home – all helped along by our three in-house Cavemen, Grut, Ug and Fug!
Tuesday saw staff and boys taking the plunge at Rutland Water where everyone had the opportunity to kayak, raft build and body-board. Once they had wriggled into their wetsuits and even the most reluctant ones ended up taking part. It was agreed that the best part of the day was jumping off the pontoon (supervised of course!) at the end of the session.
On Wednesday everyone was out again for a full day of fishing, where they had the opportunity to work together, support each other and have lots of fun while making money for the Casting for Cancer charity. We’re still gathering in our donations but we have raised over £100 for the Orchid charity which provides support for prostate and testicular cancer research.
We boarded a coach on Thursday to go to Birmingham to the Sea Life Centre, where we learnt about the different weird and wonderful species of fish, as well as more about some of our firm favourites. We also got to watch a 4-D film.
Fab Friday was the perfect way to round up the week! Rising Stars inflatables come in and set up an assault course, Sumo Wrestling, Gladiators Dual and a bouncy castle. As well as exhausting themselves on the many inflatables, the instructors played various games with the boys and gave them challenges to complete throughout the day. It was a lot of fun for the boys and staff alike.