6 Feb 2019

The children have arrived and are enjoying their first afternoon at Losehill Hall, Castleton. We will try to keep posting as many photos as possible to keep you up to speed with how the children are getting on.  Here you can see the children enjoying their lunch in the main sitting room in the hostel and then taking part in their first activities - shelter building and fire making.

Good morning all!  The children are now eating their breakfast and then will shortly be getting ready for their walk up to Treak Cliff Cavern. A good night's sleep was had by all. Here are some photos from this morning and of their evening activity last night - designing and making egg rockets.  They will probably launch the rockets this afternoon when they return from their walk.

All ready for the walk!  The children are now on their way towards Treak Cliff Cavern to visit the Blue John mine.  It is a little bit wet but the children are all suitably wrapped up and in waterproofs.

The children are now almost back at the hostel after their day out.  Here are a couple of wonderful photos from outside Treak Cliff Cavern overlooking the Hope Valley - the first picture is when they arrived, with a lot of snow cover and the second when they left.  I think it is fair to say that they have had a bit of rain!

Back at the hostel, it is time for the egg rockets to be launched!

The children enjoyed playing the hat game last evening, where they learn all about the variety of people that live in, work in and visit Castleton.  

Unfortunately the very wet weather this morning has meant that all activities have had to be inside.  However, the children have had an enjoyable time learning about the history of Castleton and taking part in an archaeological dig.  Lunch is just being finished and the bus will be setting off back towards Nottingham shortly.  We will keep you all posted as to an estimated time of arrival back at school.

The children are now on their way back and the driver has confirmed the estimated time of arrival will be 3pm on Digby Avenue.  May I take this opportunity to thank all the staff involved for their hard work.

Posted by Mr Slater