Aqua Fun at Annual Water Sports Camp
“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” These wise words were spoken by Ratty, the loveable water vole in The Wind in the Willows. A fitting quote, our Year 3s might say, considering their thrilling weekend on the water.
Last Friday the children departed on their annual Water Sports Activity Camp. Led by the energetic coaches at Channel Adventure, the pupils enjoyed an adrenaline-filled day on the River Tone. Kayaks, canoes and rubber dinghies were all the rage as the group navigated the waters, improving their teamwork and communication skills in a number of river-based activities that includedraft building, open canoeing and paddle-boarding.
Despite the sun, the water was on the chillier side, resulting in some awkward ‘lets-keep-warm’ dances (made all the more fashionable thanks to the buoyancy aids!). Once dry, the children tucked into an alfresco supper before returning to school to set up camp. Sleeping bags assembled and hot chocolates in hand, it wasn’t long before the day’s events caught up with them …
Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970