The last 2 days have been so jam packed that it has gone in a flash, but the fun has not stopped here on the Isle of Wight! Sadly the weather has not been our friend however we have battled through with our shorts, rain coats and happy hearts.
A trip to Robin Hill Country park was the first port of call where we found our stomachs in our mouths after no less that 3 goes (IN A ROW!) on the colossus swinging ship (Mrs Voigt and Miss Lees managing 1 go before realising age was not on their side!) Most lost their voices with all the screaming and some children were even brave enough to let go of the bars!!
After an impressive falconry show, a hill rolling competition and another stomach in mouth moment at the 4D cinema we had lunch on a wet and windy hill surrounded by some feathered friends (white doves, peacocks and peahens including an albino peacock that Mrs Turner secretly hoped would sneak into her bag and home with her!)
Next came some canopy tree walks and squirrel runs through an array of crazy climbing equipment in the forest. Filled with seaside air and muddy knees we headed for dinner and onto our evening entertainment.
Bowling was the order of the evening. Some children confidently taking to the lanes and others discovering they had never bowled before, but all gave it a good go even if some of the techniques were very questionable!!
Some very lucky strikes meant Benedetta, Teagan, and Katie C won a prize and we finished off our fun filled evening with some singing and comedy compering on the coach where Mrs Turner discovered a microphone (much to the teacher and driver’s dismay!)
Our last day on the island began at ‘Amazon world’. Flying, howling, scratching and jumping creatures both big and small awaited us. The highlight being a sneaky lemur who decided Aaron’s head was a good look out post. He played it so cool even the keeper was impressed!
We were determined to get to the beach one more time so walked onto the seafront to eat lunch, dig holes and skim stones. We knew by the sand in our sandwiches that the weather was getting up so we moved onto our final outdoor activity of the trip. CRAZY GOLF but not before Mr Wyatt took the mic and turned the coach into ‘partybus’ (see twitter feed) and as quoted by a parent “almost resembling an 18-30’s holiday!” who knew he had this hidden DJ talent!
The golf was indeed CRAZY! Brockswood children on every hole, and a staff team. Balls and clubs sometimes ending up where they shouldn’t and some more very interesting golfing technique which could have been mistaken for a game of hockey. An astounding 102 over parr on a 47 parr course by some children surely should have set some kind of record although Miss Hughes was very impressed with her 3 over parr result. Miss Lees will try to get revenge on sports day as she has been beaten twice on this trip. She was not happy.
Once the golf was over and we had eaten dinner it was time to get our gladrags on for party time! The lights were flashing and the music was full blast. We flossed and dabbed and did ‘the worm’ until we were worn out!
A final sweet treat and photograph before heading off to pack our bags and go to sleep for our last time here on the island. When asked what their favourite part has been, the children responded with a resounding “all of it!!!”
Goodbye Isle of Wight, we’ve had an amazing trip!