5L residential Day 2
We have had another glorious day on residential.
After a hearty breakfast, one group set off for Gisburn Forest and met Chris from British Cycling and Matt from East Bradford Cycle Club. Meanwhile, the other group got ready to cave with Charlie Pyatt.
The children have been fantastic today: trying really hard, being brave and showing resilience if they had a bit of a tumble in the biking. Everyone went caving and completed challenges. It was very wet in there after last night’s rain! Unfortunately, we had some camera issues in the cave and only managed to get a few pictures of one of the groups. Sorry. I can’t explain the scene in the first photo but it wasn’t as dramatic as it seems! We do still have 28 children with us!
We got LOTS of pictures of the cycling. Before I go on, let me assure you that everyone is fine! We had half a dozen tumbles, including Macey who made quite a spectacular detour into a shrub very early on. No-one seems to have anything more than a bruise or a graze (or both). Everyone got back on and did really well: you can see Macey smiling on lots of photos and she completed the harder challenge right at the end. Gisburn is great as we can meet the riding levels of a wide range of children: those new to cycling and others who are very confident. Amelia, Pheobe and Izzabelle were the best climbers; I seem to have a lot of photos of Pheobe as she was always at the front with a smile on her face. Hopefully, I got at least one photo of everyone!
Farfield children are bred tough and resilient, and supported each other to do so well today. I am proud of all of them.
Now it’s time for dinner…