Slight technical issues on the IOW here, but hopefully a combination of technology and communication between here and Honeywell, the blog will be updated!
After an amazingly smooth journey down the A3 into Portsmouth and a comfortable ferry ride, we arrived at our base for the week, Kingswood.
Some children realised that bringing the kitchen sink wasn t quite worth it as they struggled up the stairs with their suitcases. The horrendous site of an un-made bed was awaiting them. Lots of promises and favours were then called in for the 4 children who could actually make the bed.
The first meal was consumed and we set off for the evening activity of Fame Game. There were comparisons with the Royal Variety Performance, but really only in the fact that there was some sort of performance going on.
The children rushed back to their dorms to find out the result of the first dorm inspection, to realise that Mr. Reed was taking on the guise of the strictness of an ofsted inspector and things like 'creased duvets' had lost them a couple of marks!
Light went out at 10pm and probably 3 children were asleep 30 minutes later! Those who were going to the 'toilet' realised that the teachers threats of standing outside their rooms until they fall asleep was a reality. I ve decided to write a book on my returns on the memoirs of the IOW, as I have never heard so much gossip in my life. Either that or threaten to tape their conversations and embarrass them in later life!
The 7am curfew was carefully kept to, apart from they all lost 45 minutes on their watches somewhere in the night and decided to risk 6.15am-oh, the kit-kats that have been lost as a result!
Children s Comments later on their first full day, including the birthday girl Renee (6H). Off to the beach as well, for hopefully a bit of a sandcastle competition and beach cricket!And we got a new activity added in called 3G swing, which has replaced circus skills. It sounds not to unlike a mini-bungee!! There are some fears to be overcome in the next 24 hrs, especially from 1 of my groups who are off to do the leap of faith first thing!!