Today was our second day at our Spy Academy.
The plan was to wake up for 7:30pm so that we were in time for breakfast. This didn’t happen, some girls were up at 5, others up and downstairs at 6 and by 6:30 the majority of the class were sat downstairs (pretending to be awake even if they didn’t look it!)
Breakfast was a full English…delicious!
Mr Wing and Mr Waywell’s groups began the day with some raft building. Here we learned how to tie knots to secure ropes and then had to set sail across a canal to rescue a teacher! The boats were successful…not as much could be said about the paddling of Mr Wing’s group!
Mrs Whitmore’s group were caving. Here they were showed how to enter and move around an underground cave. Armed with head torches and a full water proof outfit they squeezed, slid, crawled, crabbed and splashed through the cave (all saying it was very good fun!)
In the afternoon Mr Wing’s group went abseiling over a 90ft viaduct! Congratulations to all of the group who faced their fear, went over the edge and completed the abseil!
Mr Waywell’s group visited the caves from earlier. They moved their way successfully too however took much more of a liking to the mud and were far more dirty than the first group! At one point the instructor told them that natural mud from caves is full of minerals and good for the skin…no sooner had he finished than the group had smeared it all over their faces!
Mrs Whitmore’s group took part in raft building. The group agreed that it was lots of fun though found the strength needed for tying ropes a little too much (they were the girls who were up at 5am!) Not to worry, they completed their raft after an hour, rescued Mrs Whitmore and then “accidentally” fell in the canal!
We’ve now just finished tea, eaten more sweets from the tuck shop and our about to crack some spy codes!