Our class went on a residential to Weardale on the 22nd May. We completed a lot of fun activities and tasks. These were the activities: Canoeing, Rock-climbing, Gorge Walking and High Ropes. It was all amazing! The food was lovely and it was one of my favourite trips so far!
For me, my favourite activity was High Ropes. There were activities we had to climb up. The first one I did was called ‘Jacob’s Ladder.’ It was a ladder of logs which kept getting further apart! It was hard but also very fun. The second was walking p a log which was about 10 long. This was also extremely fun, especially at the end when we were lowered down on a zip wire!
On Wednesday 24th May we were picked up and brought back to school. It was all really fun and I’m happy I decided to go.
Our residential to Weardale was extremely fun and included the following activities: High Ropes, Camp Fire, Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Rock-climbing and Nightline. I loved them all! The rooms were very nice and the food was lovely. The instructors were also quite kind.
For me, my favourite activity, well I can’t decide! The Gorge Walk was cool because we stood under a waterfall, did a 8ft jump crawled under a waterfall (not the same waterfall), scrambled through a cave to get there, did a backward slide and abseiled down another waterfall!
In canoeing, we had races and had a massive water fight at the end! We also capsized some boats. Canoeing and gorge walking were my favourite main activities, along with rock-climbing where I got to the top of all three walls!
On the night-line, we got blindfolded and led through some tricky obstacles including tyres, a wooden box (much trickier than it sounds), rocks and more tyres.
The high-ropes, which included Jacob’s ladder, lead of faith and walking up a log (which was about 10m long) were great fun. Jacob’s ladder and leap of faith were my favourite.
While the camp fire was going in the evening, we used flint and steel to light cotton wool, which was quite fun.
I loved going there and would really like to go again.