West Malling CE Primary School

Google Translate

Google Translate

Home Page

West Malling CE Primary School

– and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre

"Let your light shine”, Matthew 5. 16

Content Slideshow

Year 6 Ash

Thursday 23rd September

Kingswood Update

The highlight of today was everyone doing the leap of faith; climbing a tall pole onto a very small platform then leaping off to try to reach a hanging ball.  This proved to be quite a challenge for some but everyone pushed themselves beyond their comfort zone.  


The greatest challenge of the day has been reuniting clothes from the drying room with their owners and then getting everything back into the cases that it arrived in!


We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow afternoon.

Wednesday 22nd September

Kingswood Update

 Half way through the week and the sun has certainly be shining down on us today!  After another good night's sleep, the word of today has been TEAMWORK.  Each group has been challenged to work together to ensure that everyone plays their part so that the group is successful.  This morning's problem solving tasks were quite a challenge at first but after talking and listening to each other, success was achieved by all.


This afternoon we had fun on the water in the sunshine with two groups learning how to canoe while the third group went skyward on the 3G swing.


All children are now tucked up in bed and looking forward to another full day of activities tomorrow.

Tuesday 21st September

Kingswood Update

We arrived safely yesterday afternoon with a coach full of excited year 6 children.  After finding our way around our accommodation and the challenges of bed making (surprise), we headed off to our first activities.  Two groups went straight to high ropes challenges but the third kept their feet firmly on the ground.  Everyone made huge efforts in each of their assigned activities but Jack, Thomas, Evan and Alex particularly impressed us with their achievements and teamwork.


All had a good first night's sleep and were up and ready for a full day of challenges today.  This morning, one group built a very impressive raft that they paddled across the pond a few times - but they still all managed to end up in the water at the end!  The other two groups were on high ropes challenges where more than a few pushed themselves out of their comfort zones to get higher than they ever thought was possible.


Check back here later tonight where I will attempt to add a few photos of the day's events (wifi connection allowing).