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Ghyll Head 2018

Date: 4th Jun 2018 @ 7:28pm

Welcome to the Ghyll Head 2018. Blog updates will be posted as often as possible.

Monday 4th June 2018
The sun came out as soon as we arrived at Ghyll Head and it stayed with us all day.
First we ate our picnics before sorting our rooms - quilt and pillow cover challenges for us all!
After a practice fire drill, two groups went out on a local walk and the other two groups climbed Gummers How.
Slightly tired and very hungry, we came back for tea - pizza, jacket potatoes and beans followed by cake. Delicious!
Afterwards, we had a few chores to do - cleaning and drying pots, setting tables for breakfast, tidying bedrooms etc.
Then we had some time to play on the grounds before walking up to ‘The Seat’ to watch the sunset over Windermere.
Back at the centre, there was just enough time to drink hot chocolate, eat some toast and order lunches for the rest of the week. All in bed by 10:00 p.m.
We were soon fast asleep - worn out by fresh air and exercise.

Love from Ghyll Headers 2018 xx

Tuesday 5th June
Once again the sun was with us Ghyll Headers, all day - sunny and warm from start to finish.
After cereals and crumpets for breakfast half of us kept cool down Long Churn pothole in Yorkshire; the rest of us stayed on Windermere for a kayaking/canoeing adventure with picnic lunch on Thompson Holme island. Wherever we were there were plenty of chances to get soaked in underground pools and jumping into the mere off a large rock, a jetty or sliding down an upturned canoe.
Back at the centre we had bangers and mash followed by apple crumble and ice-cream before searching for aliens that had hidden in the grounds.
We reflected on the day’s achievements over toast and hot chocolate. Many of us were proud to have overcome fears of deep water and confined spaces or to have experienced a cave for the first time; others celebrated children and adults helping each other in a fantastic location so different from our classrooms back at Alma Park.
There are more adventures to look forward to on Wednesday.

Love from the Ghyll Headers 2018 xx


Wednesday 6th June 2018
It was another busy day out in the Lakeland sun with Mr Grant driving up to join us first thing and then throwing himself into the day’s activities. These included scrambling at Stickle Ghyll in Langdale and climbing, abseiling, riding the zip wire and the using rope course on the Ghyll Head site.
After tea we had a woodland teamwork adventure on the Night Line followed by reflections on our latest achievements whilst we sat around a campfire.
It was a busy day so we were all soon asleep when we went to bed at 10 p.m.

Love from the Ghyll Headers 2018 xx

Thursday 7th June 2018

Today was the chance for groups to swap the boating and caving activities we did on Tuesday. All of the groups had a thoroughly enjoyable day. hide and seek. We were determined to make the most of the great outdoors. In the evening we had a talent show followed by a huge game of hide and seak

Love from Ghyll Headers 2018 xx

Friday 8th June 2018

Our last day!

There’s an early start to the day - breakfast is served at 7:30 am so we can pack our cases, find out who wins the tidy room competition and have an activity.
Miss Holmes and Mrs Mitchell will let Mr Parfitt know when they are setting off and when they are in Salford (about twenty minutes from Alma Park). We hope to be back before the end of the school day!


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Errwood Road

Levenshulme, Manchester M19 2PF

T: 0161 224 8789

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