Wednesday 6th October
What a difference a day makes! When we drew back our curtains this morning, we were greeted with a cloudless sky and brilliant sunshine. After another delicious full English Breakfast and a trip to the drying rooms to retrieve yesterday’s wet clothes, all eight groups were ready and raring to go. Up on Higger Tor, the children scrambling over, under and through rocks were treated to the stunning backdrop of the Burbage Valley where we were told the Canadian Army completed exercises back in World War 2 before their landings on Omaha Beach. Those scaling Mam Tor were afforded 360o views over Hope Valley and Edale – a big improvement on yesterday when mist was the main thing on view! Over at abseiling in Millers’ Dale, our children, harnessed up and helmeted, sped down on their ropes, overcoming many fears and showing up the other groups from different centres! There was much fun to be had by the groups back on site too: rafts took to the waters (the pond/lake – we have not quite decided what to call it yet) and showed off their building and knotting skills. Whilst these races on the waters took place, children zoomed above their heads on the zip wires. Finally let’s not forget our own ‘Robin Hoods’ practising their archery skills on the back field as bulls eye after bulls eye fell to their accuracy. After our bellies were filled with some ‘Toad in the Hole’, it was time for our annual Games Night. The excitement built and after eight rounds of quick fire thinking, Group 5 were announced victorious. Here’s hoping for another glorious day tomorrow – I know that there are some shorts in some cases hoping to get a wear!