We spent an amazing part of the morning down in amongst the rockpools of Pendine Beach and I have to say that it was probably one of the most exciting sessions I have had to date. These children are eagle-eyed. The usual crab and rock goby finds were mundane in comparison to today’s finds. Today there was a number of hermit crabs found and much to the children’s delight two sharks! I kid you not. As much as the children enjoyed bragging that they had found a shark on the beach, we will be honest and say that we found two dogfish (part of the shark family), one alive and one unfortunately not.
The heat is still quite excessive and we have been making sure that the children are topped up with water and have a bottle with them for each activity. We have also been reminding them to apply the sun lotion regularly.
There were antics on the high ropes this afternoon, with tears and celebrations. Some children made it to the top and completed the traditional funny dances. A speed climb challenge took place with one child reaching the highest beam in under an amazing 9 seconds.
Caving was a success. Miss Coffey offered a lot of support and there were plenty of opportunities to count to 10 as individuals composed themselves. It obviously worked as they all made it back safe and sound.
This evening organised some games on the field in the hope of wearing the children out just that little more before bedtime. We had the most hilarious game of volleyball and a fabulous game of frisbee rounders. What a wonderful way to finish the day.
I think the children will sleep well tonight, it has been a long, hot and busy day. Let’s hope I haven’t spoken too soon.