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Robinwood Day 2

This morning we were woken by blue skies and beaming sunshine. The children and staff, refreshed after a peaceful evening wandered happily towards the dining room and were greeted by an amazing cooked breakfast, toast and beverages. The happy hordes tucked in, and with good reason, as 12 hours of thrilling and demanding challenges stood waiting to be overcome.

Year six bounded forward: teams became closer; grins widened; laughter bounced around the corridors; and the exploits of the day before were shared in glorious fashion. Yet, there was no time to dwell on the adventures of yesterday as today’s quests swiftly began.

The groups conquered the dark, twisted recesses of the cave system; trekked the moors in the search of ancient rock foundations to explore during bouldering; became the engineers of colossal crate structures (sturdy enough to support the weight of  four of our intrepid architects); and solved the riddle of the Dungeon of Doom!

Another amazing day, but it was not over….

Dinner was merely a wonderful refuelling stop and glorious meals were wolfed down and choc ices devoured rapidly; then it was on to final adventure.

One more activity awaited and the children and staff powered onwards; there was no stopping us now. Yet, time unfortunately caught up with us, the moon beamed down as the sun, and the groups, happily, but wearily retired.

Day two was complete – now for day three!

 

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Robinwood 2018 – Day 1

 

At approximately 09:15 this morning our intrepid year sixes stepped purposefully on to the coach ready for adventure. As they waved goodbye to Cheadle Hulme, the beaming smile of the hazy summer sun broke through the clouds and mirrored the smiles and laughter that filled the coach.

As we approached our venue, calm floated through the coach; children and teachers alike contemplated the days and adventures ahead and whether they would conquer the challenges set before them.

Suddenly, the careful contemplation was broken – we had arrived! The vibrant team leaders collected the group and led them up the narrow dusty road to Robinwood; it  was time to settle in, grab some subsistence, hydrate and ‘kit up’ for our first activities.

Energised and refreshed by lunch, the groups (Wood, Valley and Hill) gathered their equipment and bounded towards their first activities; the afternoon was jam-packed with amazing deeds: daring high wire flights on the trapeze; perilous piranha pool performances; and marvellous missions into the unknown solving an alien conspiracy.

An exhilarated, but exhausted, group of Thorn Grove pupils and teachers reassembled at dinner to feast on a hearty meal of pizza, salad and chips followed by delicious ice cream. Energy levels re-established, the children made their way towards the team challenge (a fun, exciting competition which pitted the three groups against each other in a variety of tasks). It was a close run affair, but eventually Wood group lifted the trophy; the teachers, who also had a team, trailed in fourth. Youth and exuberance had proved too mighty for age and wisdom in the battle of Robinwood.

The victors lifted the cup, hot chocolate and biscuits were served to our weary warriors, and they made their way to bed ready to rest, recuperate and raise themselves tomorrow morning for the next set of challenges.

As the sun sets on a truly wonderful day at Robinwood, eyes close, friends wish each other good night and lights are dimmed.

Here are some pictures of today. Look out for the day 2 update tomorrow.

 

 

 

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Thorn Grove Cheer lead the way

Last Saturday (23rd June) our amazing Team Spirit at Thorn Grove KS2 Cheerleading squad took part in the UK Schools Competition held at the Velodrome in Manchester.

The Squad, many of them competing for the very first time, were joined by their Team Spirit coaches Hannah and Lindsey as well as Mr Wilson and parents at the venue.

The team were incredible and following a grueling warm-up, uniform check and photos, took to the stage to perform.

The routine was delivered brilliantly and the children (from our year 3,4,5 and 6 classes) worked fantastically together to wow the huge crowd.

Then the wait arrived….

The awards ceremony was at the end of the day and squad members, coaches and staff busied themselves watching the other squads and soaking up the atmosphere of the huge event.

Finally the wait was over, and it was worth it.

Team Spirit at Thorn Grove, appearing in their first competitive event as a school squad, were announced as winners in the large group category and are now UK Champions.

A huge thank you must go to the parents who helped on the day and,  of course to the brilliant coaches at Team Spirit who worked tirelessly to help the team.

We are hoping to keep this success going and develop even more, so if you would like to join the squad, please see Mr Wilson in school.

Here are some of the pictures from the day.

 

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    Thorn Grove Primary School
    Woodstock Avenue
    Cheadle Hulme
    SK8 7LD