Year 6 had the most amazing week at Kingswood from Monday 12th March – Friday 16th March. All the children took part in a variety of activities and gave it their all. We were so proud of all the children. When we returned to school we made a memory board and wrote a recount of our memorable experience.
Live from Kingswood
Have you ever been to Kingswood? Have you pushed yourself to the limit? No-well I have and it’s amazing! Exciting and fun, challenging and action –packed, Kingswood is a once in a life time opportunity.
The 3G swing is the most mentally challenging activity you will face Kingswood. Even if you are scared of heights, you will still find it amazingly fun. After you have had your h and h checked (harness and helmet) the challenge begins. Once it is your turn, you will be clipped by your harness to a couple of ropes .In front of you will be a metal bar which dangles. Some people will choose to hold on to the bar; others with choose just to sit in the harness.
Once you are on the 3G, your team mates will slowly and carefully pull a long rope which will eventually lead you to your desired height. However, don’t worry there are professionals instructors watching all of the time. When you have reached your preferred height, you or your partner will be brave enough to pull the green rope which will release you. Everybody below will shout 1.2.3.G!
Zip Zip and away
This might seem one of the highest activities you will face at Kingswood (25 feet) but you are still safe and secure. Once again, you wear a h and h and have it checked by a professional .The instructor reassures you every step of the way because it is a possibility you might change your mind when it’s your turn. During the time people having their go you might want to cheer your teammates on whose turn it is. This is because it might build their confidence up a little bit more. The zip line is so inclusive. Standing on the edge of the tower, looking down, it is terrifying! Some people prefer to leap off; others (like myself) prefer to sit down. Zoom! Zip! Whip! Zooming down the zip line is a great sensation.
You see me rolling!
If you don’t like getting muddy , if you don’t like lifting heavy objects ,if you don’t like getting wet , then this is not the activity for you .Whilst in buggy building , you will get covered in mud .The equipment you will use are : two barrels , four wooden poles and a couple of ropes .After you have built your buggies ,you all work as a team to race them . This activity is for everyone because it takes place on the ground. There are no heights involved so you can relax and have fun.
After five days at Kingswood, you will feel very proud of yourself. You might have even faced some of your fears. Exciting, fun –you must come to Kingswood it will change your life. Can you afford to miss out?