Thursday, 25 May 2017

Day 4 at Derwent Hill.

After a good nights sleep and a good breakfast we were all very excited about canoeing in the lake.

After putting on our life jackets, we set off for the nearby marina. Working as a team, we tied two canoes together using beams and ropes to make a sturdy platform, to cross  the lake -trying very hard not to splash each other with the paddles and soak the teachers 😀.

With some practice, we managed to stop going around in circles and paddle into a straight line, past the geese, ducks and other fantastic wildlife, to a small island. We got out and had a fantastic time playing in the water.

When we had dried off and had our lunch, small portions of course, we made our way to our next activity, rock climbing at Sandale Quarry. We learned about climbing and rope safety, types holds, like jugs and crimps. We worked in teams of four, supporting each other to climb the rock face. We were nervous but brave, overcoming our fears.

It was back to the centre to shower and change, ready for our last night disco! Where someone - no names mentioned-performed his famous, " Dad dancing." Interesting!

We are bit sad it's our last day tomorrow, but are looking forward towards another great day, gorge walking, before returning home.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

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