Stubbers GLC Residential 13-15 May 2016

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The Stubbers GLC Residential is welcoming Year 6 pupils from Gateway Primary Free School, Herringham Primary Academy & Lansdowne Primary Academy and the latest blog and pictures will be available to view here every lunchtime by 1.30pm and every evening by 6.30pm.

Read down for updates...


Friday - 10:30am...

Here are the first images to come through from camp. Check back at 6.30pm tonight to see what they have been up to today!

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Friday evening's updates below...

The children arrived with an array of baggage that would be proud to be winging its way round carousel 5 at Heathrow airport. Most were hugely disappointed when they couldn't find the trolleys to transport heavy loads to their camp. They soon realised that the old saying, 'if you can't carry it, don't pack it' was a wise one and should be heeded. We spent some time comforting sobbing parents whilst they watched the back of their children's heads disappear into the distance and then got ready to start our first activity.

Here is the beginning of our weekend in photographs below. Don't forget to check back at 1.30pm and 6.30pm daily for updates!

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Herringham children arriving

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Learning how to paddle

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Mr Martin getting ready to paddle

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Preparing for orienteering

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Oscar considering his strategy

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Let the games begin...

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Winning team

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Victorious red team

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Hope and Angel are victorious.
Bad luck Alfie!

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Maid Amelia and Reece Hood

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Fun in the sun!

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Saturday morning's report and photographs from camp...
 
After a very restful, relaxing and warm night in the Caribbean, back at Stubbers it was slightly different. The children were not as tired as we thought (hoped!) they would be. They tucked into a delicious feast of chicken and chips followed by profiteroles and chocolate. After dinner sports allowed the children to run off the mountain of E numbers that we will blame on the German sweet manufacturer Haribo.
 
We then realised that the cleanest children in the UK reside in the Thurrock area as there was a mad exodus for the shower. 'But you had one before dinner,' we cried, 'No Miss! we always have one before bed,' was the resounding response.
 
Fresh and warm, they popped off to bed and not a peep was heard, apart from the furtive rustle of packets of Haribo. Tired out from the day's activities, they drifted off to sleep. 
 
BOOM! It was 05:15am and the dawn chorus of children gently awoke us from our frozen slumber.    We are now awaiting a cooked breakfast that will set us all up beautifully for the day ahead. The children are so excited, check back in for more news later! 
 
Quote of the day...'Whose pants are THESE!'
 
Ok, it has been a busy time and here are all the photograph for this lunchtime, check back at 6.30pm tonight for more updates on our second day in camp. See you all later!...
 
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Team briefings...

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Ready to paddle...

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Off we go, open canoeing...

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Orienteering...

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Jet Skis...

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On to the high ropes...

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Mr Martin on the high ropes too!...

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Incredibly brave on the high ropes Billy, Tommy, Alfie, Harvey, Ik, Macey, Mr Martin, Shai, Chanel, Oscar and Mrs Jankowska! Amazing!

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On to the wall climbing, all the way to the top...

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Then it was time for bed, back to camp...

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An early morning game of football...

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Maybe a game of rounders, just before?...

Yay! A cooked breakfast to set us up for the day

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Ok folks, that's all for now,
check back at 6.30pm to see
what we have been up to today!...

Saturday evening's report and photographs from camp below...

It's been an action-packed, fun-filled, amazing day here at Stubbers. High ropes tickled more than a few nerves with some children freezing on the spot, thankfully this wasn't for long as their group members managed to coax them to the end. Hugs all round when they got back in and it was lovely to see the team work from all of the GLC schools.
 
Paddle boarding was enjoyed by all especially when the children got to soak their teachers. 
 
The teams got competitive in the laser tag arena, teachers included, only 4 teams left to battle it out tomorrow. 
 
Jet skiing has proved a very popular activity but unfortunately this could have created a monster as one of the quotes of the day was, "I'm going ask my Mum if she'll get me one of those for Christmas." Start saving parents!
 
The children are getting in the mood for tonight's fun with Mr Martin's selection of 70's music blasting across the campsite from a massive speaker (borrowed from school, I might add!).
 

On the agenda for tonight is a mighty bonfire with toasted marshmallows. The plan is to melt any shred of energy anyone may have left so a restful nights sleep can be had by all in readiness for the remaining two activities tomorrow.

I've been on a Haribo hunt already but can't quite seem to find where they are stashed! Have a great evening!
 
Check back here at 1.30pm tomorrow to see how our bonfire and marshmallow toasting went...

Sabina & Chantelle going for a spin

Sabina and Chantelle going for another spin...

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More fun at base camp...

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Some light refreshments before we get back to the activities in hand...

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Off to do some paddle boarding now...

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We are off to enjoy toasted marshmallows and a hearty dinner now so check back tomorrow at 1.30pm to see how our second night under the stars went! See you later!...

Sunday morning's FINAL report and photographs from camp below...

Another fantastic night, toasted marshmallows by the fire for supper followed by hot chocolate. The camp was unusually quiet by 10:30pm with light snoring coming from all tents. The children got a great nights sleep although I swore I saw a polar bear sniffing around for remnants of burnt marshmallows.
 
The children had the right idea and topped and tailed like cans of sardines and awoke fresh and well rested at 6:30am. Then came the dreaded request to pack all belongings. Mysteriously the washing machine fairy had crept in during the night and stole the odd sock here and there as between all of us we could only find three pairs of matching socks. Parents, an emergency trip to Asda to stock up on  black socks for school will be needed!
 
After another hearty breakfast, which produced the quote of the day, "I wonder why I don't get a cooked breakfast like this every day at home." Sorry parents, another monster created!
 
We are off to finish our activities now, see you all at 2pm! See our last photographs below...
 
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Last games of laser tag...

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Archery...

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Last dip in the water for paddle boarding...

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Team work tyre challenge...

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More of the high life...

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Singing around the camp fire, Breanna taking the lead...

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Toasting marshmallows around the camp fire...

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Evening fun times...

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From one side to the other...

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some excellent archery...
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WOW, Kelsey - bullseye!

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Closed End Photograph

That's all for now folks, we have had a great time and look forward to seeing you at 2pm!