What a fantastic few days we had at Phasels Wood!
Upon arrival at the camp we put up our tents, with a small amount of help from the instructor, and became familiar with our new surroundings. Without much time to settle in we made our way to the zip wire. After preparing our harnesses we ascended the tower one by one and started our journey through the trees! Before we had even caught out breath we headed to the Cresta Run, we decided this is best described as a cross between tobogganing and go-karting, and certainly provided a lot of fun. We went on to an evening of dinner, collecting firewood and lots of campfire songs. We woke up slightly bleary eyed after a cold night but soon warmed up with breakfast, team challenges (which ended in a draw) and peddle racers. We practised our aiming skills with archery and attempted abseiling with a certain amount of trepidation. That evening we were visited by Mrs Newman and Mrs Evans, who bought us lots of goodies and we attempted the age old campfire tradition of toasting marshmallows. The second night was slightly warmer, allowing us a little more sleep. This was much needed for our first event the next day – pot holing. This was the most challenging activity, I think we’re all still recovering from that one! Our trip ended with a fantastic game of aeroball, which can only be described as basketball on trampolines!
We were so proud of the behaviour and maturity of all the children throughout the trip; apparently the instructors were all desperate to be with our group. All the children pushed themselves out of their comfort zones and tried at least one completely new activity.
Although it took a long weekend of sleep to recover, it really was a wonderful trip.