Farsley Farfield Primary School

6S Residential Day 2

A day of action! Weather a bit chilly first thing but lovely later. The children are now enjoying a sing-along camp fire and we may have an earlier night tonight.

Many thanks for all the comments: we enjoyed reading them out. I made the children laugh/cringe over them depending on whether XXs were left (but it might not be in the way that you think!).

We won’t be blogging tomorrow: all the images and videos below give you a good idea of what has been going on and two of the three groups will be underground where it is very tricky to film! We have done our best to get photos of everyone but it’s not always possible, especially if you are stuck at the back of a caving or via ferrata group. Also, some activities are very difficult to photograph. I hope you enjoy what we have managed to capture. They have been a terrific group.

Caving (only group 3 so far: Eden, Gurkeiret, Ruqayyah, Elsie, Evie G, Kieron, Sean, Isharveer, Ishaq, Logan)

Caving was a five minute drive away from How Stean. It was a really good progression from Year 5 caving: the children were underground for much longer in a big cave which had lots of different passages off the main chamber.  It is obviously very tricky to take pictures or film down there, especially as there was some tight crawling to do and some tricky climbing. This video gives you a flavour of what it was like:

Via Ferrata Group 1  (Ashleigh, Davneet, Elanor, Evie M, Georgia, Olivia, Ryan, Harveer, Karndip)

Via Ferrata is climbing and traversing following a steel wire, with the safety feature of two carabina clips. The initial walk across the gorge was tricky for some.  As you can see though, the children generally did very well on a challenging course. Mrs Wallace admitted that it was much harder than she imagined and that her hands were tired at the end.

Via Ferrata Group 2  (Ben, Colm, Dylan, Eva, Finn, Harneet, Isla, Priya, Tom)

Via Ferrata Group 3  (Eden, Gurkeiret, Ruqayyah, Elsie, Evie G, Kieron, Sean, Isharveer, Ishaq, Logan)

This group were fantastic. Everyone did the main section and five children (all the girls and Logan) went on to do three even more challenging sections at the end.

Canoeing

Groups 1 and 2 went up to a reservoir to experience some open water canoeing. It was pretty challenging but beautiful!

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17 Comments

  • Nicola (Elanor’s Mum) says:

    Awesome fun, you are all very brave and I think I want to do the Via Ferrata myself! Thank you to all the staff and I’m glad the weather is improving for you.

    • Peter Harris says:

      And Elanor is smiling in at least one photo (No 6 in the Via Ferrata Group 1 gallery!)

  • Jen curran says:

    Looks like another fab day 🙂

  • Emma Pickering says:

    Another amazing day of new adventures! Enjoy the evening sunshine ☀️☀️☀️☀️

  • Mrs Hawkhead says:

    Wow! Looks like you are having an amazing time. Well done to all the children (and staff) for completing such adventurous activities. Enjoy your campfire this evening. Hopefully, you will all sleep really well after such an wonderful day.

  • SUKHVINDER Pal says:

    looks like another fun packed day.. Ish was looking forward to caving…

  • Louise Anderson says:

    How good r u lot getting kez on some photos, they look like they have had an amazing time. Tell kez i love him lots and will someone give him lots of hugs and kisses from me, since i no he loves it so much 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Louise Dean (Elsie's mum) says:

    Another action packed day. The Via Ferrata looks like a lot of fun (and a little scary!) You should all be very proud of yourselves.

    Hopefully all the girls in chatty tent will actually sleep tonight (Elsie!) 😁

  • Lucy Adamson says:

    Oh my goodness!!!!! You’re all so brave! What wonderful experiences and memories you’ve made! Keep laughing… and remember to let the teacher’s sleep!

  • Christine (Eden's mum) says:

    Fantastic 2nd day! Lots of challenges! I’m sure they are all high on fresh air and adrenaline….hence the late night chatting haha!

  • Karen Chaudhari (Eva's Mum) says:

    WOW…this looks totally amazing. What a exhilarating and fun-packed day! I’m tired just looking at it…so hopefully the noisy tent will get some zzzzz’s nice and early tonight 😉

    Have a great last night everyone

  • Suzanne Barnett says:

    Wow what another fun packed day you’ve all had, your so brave and happy the weather has improved for you all. X

  • Julia Gillingham says:

    So glad the weather has been good, and you are all having a fantastic time. Enjoy your last day tomorrow x

  • Nadine Armitage says:

    What an amazing group, such a brave bunch you all are. All the activities look really challenging and you’ve completed them with smiles on your faces!!
    Super proud of Logan doing the caving as he is claustrophobic.
    Well done 6S…..😊

  • Kate park says:

    Looks like another action packed day. Isla’s dads waterproof seems to fit her really well 🙈 Hopefully the noisy tent ⛺️ have a long and peaceful sleep 😴 but after having many a sleep over here, I am not that convinced 🤞🏼

  • Nicola says:

    Looks like everyone is having a fantastic time, thanks to all the staff who have made this possible. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

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