Twenty-two children were invited to stay at The Nightingale Centre in Great Hucklow, Derbyshire from 28th March-1st April 2022.
Every day we visited interesting places nearby and had lots of fun and new experiences!
The Nightingale Centre
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We stayed at the Nightingale Centre in Hucklow. The dorms are ensuite and very comfortable; the meals are delicious too!
We have a games room, where we do activities and a fantastic space outside to play!
The Heights of Abraham
Today we got the coach from school to Matlock Bath. We got the cable car up to the Heights of Abraham and then had a guided tour around the caves. We learnt all about the lead mining that took place in the 17th century in the caves. Then we enjoyed the playground before coming back down again in the cable car.
Today we visited Chatsworth House, owned by the Duke of Devonshire.
First we went to the farm and saw all the animals on the farm. We were lucky enough to witness a lamb being born and then were able to have a cuddle with the guinea pigs and chicks!
After that we had great fun in the adventure playground.
Then we explored the wonderful garden and got lost in the maze!
Finally, we had a tour around this beautiful stately home.
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Today we stayed at the Nightingale Centre and took part in some outdoor and adventurous activities; we didn’t let the sleet and snow stop us!
Firstly we worked in pairs orienteering. We had to use a map to find the flags around the garden. This helped develop our teamwork and map reading skills.
We then played some team building games using hoops to develop our communication and collaborative skills.
We finished the afternoon off by having obstacle races and playing party games, which was lots of fun!
Matlock Farm Park
We had a fantastic day at Matlock Farm Park, even in the snow!
We had a guided tour, which included feeding meerkats, sheep, goats, llamas, pigs, donkeys, alpacas. We saw horses, wallabies, chicks, emus, a tortoise and a skunk. We enjoyed being able to pet lambs, rabbits and guinea pigs.
We also had a pony ride.
We had lots of fun playing in the playground and bouncing on the air cushions!
We visited Poole’s Cavern. First we looked round the museum and saw some of the things discovered inside the cavern, then we had a guided tour inside.
We saw some huge stalactites and stalagmites and learnt how old it was.
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Our children engage in a wide variety of sports for all ages, and we foster a spirit of fairness, sporting behaviour and resilience.
Below are pictures of our sporting events that take place weekly.
Year 6 Dodgeball Squad October 2022
Year 5 Dodgeball Squad October 2022
Wavertree Team 1 were the eventual winners!
Year 6 New Age Kurling Squad November 2022
Year 5 New Age Kurling Squad November 2022
Wavertree Team 2 were our eventual winners, after a hard fought come back!
Year 4 New Age Kurling Team November 2022.
After some very tense games, the eventual winners were Wavertree Team 1!
Year 3 Boccia Squad, after some very accurate throwing we came joint second. Well played everyone!
Year 2 Boccia Squad. December 2022.
After some very exciting rounds, Wavertree Team 1 were the winners! Congratulations guys!
Year 5 Boccia Squad. January 2023.
After a dramatic comeback Wavertree 2 were the winners! well done!
Year 4 Boccia squad. February 2023. After some nail-biting matches, we came runner-up after an exciting play off!
Year 6 Boccia squad. February 2023. Our teams placed 2nd and 3rd after some tense and exciting games. Well done everyone!
Year 1 Boccia Squad. March 2023
Our winners were Wavertree 2. Well done!
Year 3 Dodgeball Squad March 2023
Wavertree Team 1 were our winners after some very exciting games!
Year 2 Dodgeball squad. May 2023. We placed third in our tournament!
Year 1 Dodgeball Squad. May 2023. We came a creditable joint second!
Year 6 Football Squad May 2023.
Our winners were Wavertree 2! Congratulations!
Year 5 Football Squad. May 2023. Our final position was 3rd. Well played to all who attended!
Year 4 Football Squad June 2023. Our team finished second!
Year 3 football squad. June 2023. We found some excellent defenders and goalkeepers this afternoon!
Year 3-4 Water polo squad. July 2023. Congratulations to all of our competitors!
School sports day July 2023. Congratulations to our winning team, and well done all of our competitors!
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