Monday meant bowling. The weather wasn't very kind to us to begin with and we all ended up really wet even thought we took our hoodies and coats with us. Luckily we were excited about bowling and we forgot about it quickly!
Apparently Mr Butler and Mrs Vangalis-Stobbs are really competitive so we ended up having a bit of a competition. Mrs Vangalis-Stobbs' team won which was great news. She had promised them if they won that they would get a Sweet Frog afterwards, but because our teachers are awesome they ended up buying us all a slush puppy or an ice cream. We had a brilliant time at the bowling alley and in the afternoon we came back early because the weather was bad and we watched Over The Hedge.
Tuesday meant one thing - Belchamps! We were all super excited to go but when we saw the height of the climbing wall we got really nervous. Some of us managed to shoot straight to the top! Cody and Kalim shot up there really quickly!
We also when on the bungee run and some of us managed to put the tag on the end. The most fun bit was being pulled backwards when we got as far as we could. Cesar was a boss!
The water rollers were a load of fun and it was hilarious to watch Mr Butler and Mr Harvey go in as they nearly got covered in water.
We also went on the bucking bronco inflatable and Gabriel won the award for being able to hold on for dear life.
We had an excellent time here and we would have loved to do more activities.
Wednesday we went to Priory park. It was a last minute change because we were expecting the pier to be open again but the trains still weren't running and our teachers thought that walking both ways would be a bit mean. It worked out well because some of us have never been to this park before! At the start we were allowed to play in the play area on all the equipment. Miss Gamble and Mrs Vangalis-Stobbs started to play on the equipment too and we pushed them really hard on the Camel! Mrs Vangalis-Stobbs managed to climb up and slide down the side which is really cool as she didn't think she could do it! Then we stopped by the brook and she showed us a game called Pooh Sticks that she used to play when she was a little girl. We then walked over to the café and we all got an ice cream. She told us about the priory and the monks that used to be there. It was really interesting and a bit creepy. Then we went into the secret garden and we spent some time looking around there. Sadly there were no frogspawn on the lilypads. We then went to the bandstand and Mr Butler told us all about it.
When we got back to school Mr Butler, who is an artist, showed us all how to do a proper collage based on a theme. We spent the afternoon doing it. It was a lot of fun and we produced some really cool art!
Today Mr Baker and the rest of the media team showed us how to use some of the professional equipment ready to judge the talent show auditions in the afternoon. First of all we went to the white room to experience what it is like to be a judge and to think about how to be 'tactful' to acts that may not be as good as others. We then went back to our classes and we learnt how to use the different filming equipment and how to interview people. We then set up the lights and the cameras and watched ourselves back on the screen to see what we looked like before we went ahead with the afternoon's talent.
It was a really cool day and a lot of us realised it is a lot harder than it looks to be a judge!
Friday we went to Rolla City for two hours. At first there were some really unsteady feet and it was like watching Bambi on ice! However, we all got the hang of it. Lots of us took part in the skating limbo contest which was won by Laura. We also played Spotlights and Cesar was the lucky winner and he got a free slush puppy! Next time we want to play Sticky Glue :)