Farsley Farfield Primary School

5L residential day 3

5L had a very successful residential. The children were lovely and we hope that they enjoyed themselves. Thank you to those parents that were able to help us at New Pudsey this afternoon. A huge thank you to Miss Levett, Mrs Barraclough, Miss Burak and Emily for staffing the residential. Extra special thanks to Mrs Hawkhead for, frankly, doing the lion’s share of the organisation and for being there all week from early in the morning until late at night. It probably wouldn’t happen without her…

This morning we had a lovely walk along Winterscales Beck (the clue’s in the name). Thankfully, it didn’t look like this:

We looked at features of a river and for clues about the river such as the maximum height of the flow.  We looked at sediment, erosion, deposition, tributaries, a confluence and caves. We found bones, saw tadpoles and some of us spotted a hare (or VERY large rabbit) and a curlew. There were lovely wild flowers and beautiful weather. At times, we had a chance to clamber along the riverbank or down into Haws Gill Wheel. We sat and watched a brilliant display from sand martins and saw them entering and shooting out of their holes. We went under the viaduct and learnt about its construction.

Finally we all met back at the Ribblehead Station. 5B got off the 12.07 from Leeds, we said hello then they started their resi and we caught a train back to Leeds five minutes later.

All done for another year…


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  • Marion Cole says:

    Thanks to all involved in arranging such a brilliant trip. It sounds like everyone had a brilliant time.

  • Nahed Akhtar says:

    Thank you to all the staff for arranging another great residential. Looks like everyone has had a great time and im sure we will hear lots about it from the children.

  • Chloe says:

    Thank you for the blog posts and photos. It was lovely to see everyone in such high spirits when they got off the train.
    The only complaint seems to be simply that it was over too quickly.
    Well deserved thanks to all of the staff team, and also to 5L for looking after each other!

  • Zoe F Briggs says:

    Thank you so much for such a lovely trip Ruby hasn’t stopped talking about it since she got back!

  • Shamim Sadiq says:

    A massive thank you to all involved! It’s great to hear it’s been a successful and enjoyable experience for 5L.

  • Debbie Smith says:

    Thank you all so much for organising the residential, Oliver had a great time and made lots of memories 🙂

  • Nadine Armitage says:

    I have a very sleepy, bruised but very happy Macey. It sounds and looks like everyone enjoyed their time on residential. Massive thanks to all involved in this awesome adventure for 5L.

  • Sarah Temporal says:

    Huge thanks to everyone involved in the 5L residential. Elliot has had a brilliant time & has I’m sure made memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Sam Shepherd says:

    What a fantastic experience for everyone, well done all.

  • Miss Barraclough says:

    Well done to everyone in 5L, you have all had a great few days. You have all tried your best during each activity and offered support to your friends when needed. I’m sure you’ve all made wonderful memories. Thank you for making my first residential enjoyable! I’m sure you’re all sleeping well tonight.