Wednesday morning started early with a lot of bleary eyed faces in Yukon Lodge, the teachers included! Once packed we headed off to breakfast where a choice of cereals, toast and a hot breakfast were on offer. This was quickly devoured and we headed off to our first activities of the day (Raft building, High ropes and Abseiling/Zip Line). Any tired faces quickly disappeared and were replaced with excitement and laughter.
Many of the children overcame their fear of heights and completed multiple abseils and climbed to the tallest obstacle on the high ropes (more than 10 metres high)! Afterwards all groups joined together on the field for some team building games. It’s safe to say that the children worked up an appetite and were soon asking what time lunch was. We settled down on the field, under a clear blue sky and warming sun and talked about our favourite activities. The instructors also handed out some awards to children who they thought demonstrated particularly high levels of determination, communication and teamwork skills.
It wasn’t long until lunch was over and the coach was calling us home. We quickly piled on, waved goodbye to our fantastic instructors and headed back south to home.
The Year 4 team hope that all the children thoroughly enjoyed their experience at the Pioneer Centre and have taken away some important skills and powerful memories. Well done to everyone for pushing themselves beyond their comfort zone and giving every activity a try!