After a week of glorious sunshine, we were feeling positive about our trip to Ashridge Park. We planned a day of walking through the forest and playing rounders with the sun on our backs. The nearer the day of the trip became however, the more pessimistic the weather reports were.
We certainly did not let the rain dampen our spirits! The children and staff donned their waterproofs and took the opportunity to show off a very colourful array of wellies. The walk through the woods allowed us to spot lots of different animal and plant life. The children walked for nearly two hours with very little complaining about aching feet. On the return leg, the picnic field was a very pleasing sight as we had worked up a good appetite for our lunch. This, however, was the time that the wind and rain struck. Mrs. Newman, wanting to make the best of the situation, found a kite in the gift shop and the trip was saved. We built dens to shelter from the rain and had a wonderful time flying kites in the wind!
After an exhausting day, the coach journey home was unusually quiet and I’ve heard reports that a very good night’s sleep was had by all!