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    Dear everyone, The time has come when we have to say goodbye to our old website and move on to new things.  This website has served us very well over the years, attracting more than 50,000 visits; helping us keep in touch with you all; and acting as a tool for all kinds of communication.  In doing such a good job however, it has become perhaps a little too big, too cluttered and too much of an archive for the needs of our busy school community.  So if you're wanting to catch up with Low Mill 2014, check the diary, or just see what we're all about, please redirect your browser to our NEW WEBSITE!  Please bear in mind that the new site is in it's infancy and lots will be added in the next few weeks.  The new site will soon take the place of this site, although we will keep this one as an archive so you can check back when you feel like a trip down memory lane. Our new website - CLICK HERE
  • Newsletter 6 - 7th November 2014

      Newsletter 6 - Wrap up Warm! Welcome back everyone to a rather grey, cold and wet November.  I really hope you’ve had a good half-term rest and that all the children have recharged their batteries and are ready, for what is always a busy half-term in the run up to Christmas.  As the weather has now taken a rather significant turn for the worst,  please ensure your children are suitably dressed for the season ahead. Many children are coming to school without a proper coat - a zip up hoody is not appropriate for the colder weather and will not keep children dry.  We also have a number of children who are not wearing the correct uniform - our policy and Home School Agreement states that black shoes or plain black trainers should be worn. Unfortunately, children who do not have the correct uniform or suitable clothing will not be able to take part in outside breaks and activities. Children in Need Children in Need is fast approaching us again and this year the theme is Superheroes and Villains. If this is not an option your child may wear something yellow/spotty. The children should come to school in their outfit on Friday 14th November. To raise money for this we would appreciate a donation of £1 if your child wishes to dress up. Please be aware with the weather turning colder that your child will still need to bring something warm to wear. P.E. As the weather is turning colder, it is important that the children bring with them a warm P.E. kit. It is essential that they have full length warm trousers, which are dark in colour (for example jogging bottoms), a warm, dark coloured, jumper style top (for example a fleece/hoody) and trainers. Please can I remind you that we do sell Filey Junior School P.E. Hoodies in the School Office for £10.   Due to having no hall available to us at the moment the children will continue to undertake P.E. outside. It is essential that your child is able to keep warm during these session. Harvest Thank you to everyone who turned out for our Harvest Festival at the end of last term.  We had a packed church and everyone enjoyed sharing our harvest songs and messages.  We collected an excellent range and quantity of produce and I would like to thank you all very much for your donations.  The food we collected was donated to Saint Catherine’s Hospice and they were extremely grateful for the generosity shown. Lingotastic French Pupils are warmly invited to come and enjoy some fun French learning at 'LinGOtastics!' French Club - Two free taster sessions will be held over lunchtime at 12:30pm on Tuesday 25th November (for years 3 & 4) and Wednesday 26th November (for years 5 & 6) in Miss S Robson’s classroom. Children just need to simply turn up! 'LinGOtastics!' is a paid for fun filled extra-curricular activity which promotes French language learning using songs, books, games, puppets, rhymes, stories and craft activities.  Subject to demand, classes will resume in January 2015. Sports Girls' football: A huge well done to the girls' football team for their performance against Seamer this week. We won the match 2 - 0 thanks to some excellent goals from Amber Colling and Bethany Barnes. The girls played brilliantly as a team, and behaviour was excellent. Miss Robson would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the girls for their hard work and commitment on a Friday lunch time and after school. Due to other commitments, she is unable to continue girls' football, but Miss Atkinson has kindly offered to continue the club.   And we finally have the results of the cross-country races!  After 2 events our year 3/4 girls are in 2nd place, year 5/6 girls 2nd place and year 5/6 boys 3rd places.  It’s very close so we must make sure we enter a team in the remaining 3 races! Well done to you all and a big thank you to Mrs Mills, Mrs Richardson and Mrs Bosomworth. Poppies As part of our work around Remembrance Day, every child in school has produced a clay poppy.  These poppies have now been glazed and fired and we are now producing a permanent display on the front of the outside of the the school.  Please take time to have a look - hopefully your child’s poppy will still be there in 100 years time! As always, let us know if you need any help or advice, or if there is anything you want to discuss. Mr H McCarthey & Staff.
  • Class 11

    Welcome to class 11!  Important days to remember: Mondays we are given spellings and times-tables to learn for tests on Fridays. Tuesday and Wednesday we need our P.E. kit (indoor and outdoor please). Fridays we are given a piece of literacy and numeracy homework to complete for the following Monday.  We all need to make sure we bring our spelling books, reading books and reading record every day!!! 
  • Filey Junior School Calculation Policy.

    The following calculation policy has been devised to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 for the teaching and learning of mathematics. It is designed to: Ensure a commonality of approach across the school. Aid transition between stages as understanding develops. Enable children to progress onto formal written methods as understanding develops. Clarify the layout of calculations (and the exact recording of these) across the school. Enable children to appropriately record for understanding using the most efficient written method. The calculation policy is organised into stages which children progress through as their understanding develops. This enables children to be moved onto the next stage as soon as they are ready, or work at a lower stage until they are secure enough to move on. 
  • Newsletter 5 - 17.10.14

    Newsletter 5 - Green Cross Code   I know I have mentioned this several times already this year, but I do need to remind everyone again to please reinforce the message of road safety at home.  We have once again had reports of children not using the crossing facilities appropriately and of children taking risks on the roads.  Next week Mr Kenny, our crossing patrol officer, will be absent on Monday & Tuesday and unfortunately the local authority have not been able to arrange any cover.  I know this may sound very bureaucratic, but unfortunately we are not able to supervise the children crossing ourselves due to matters arising from insurance and appropriate training.  Please ensure you are taking appropriate measures to ensure your child’s safety on the journey to and from school.  Another issue which I need to make you aware of, is that we suspect some children are being dropped off in a morning at school, but they are then walking back into town, perhaps to visit the shops or meet friends, rather than coming directly into school.  If we are aware of specific children doing this, we will of course inform parents, but at the moment I would ask that you ensure your child comes directly into school once they are dropped off.   Parents Evening You will, by now, have received your appointments for Parents Evening (or afternoon if you are attending one of the other times).  As mentioned previously, I will be available in the ICT suite to discuss the technology we are using in school.  I will also be joined by members of Filey Library who would like to demonstrate some of the online resources our children are now able to access both at school and at home.   Harvest Apologies first of all for the short notice, but we are going to hold a last minute Harvest Festival at Filey Methodist Church next Thursday from 1:30pm.  We didn’t think we would be able to hold a service this year as we have not had a hall in school due to the building work for the new canteen.  Children and teachers were keen to put something together however and we have managed to book the church for Thursday afternoon.  This will be a little different to the usual service as we are hoping to take all the children at once to celebrate Harvest; sing some songs and hymns; and announce our Merit Award winners for the term.  You are welcome to join us for this celebration.   Book Fair The Travelling Book Fair will be open in school on Monday and Tuesday evening, straight after school in the main corridor until about 4:30pm.  It will also be open on Tuesday break time.   Sports A big well done this week to our two tag rugby teams on an excellent performance in the Year 5/6 Scarborough area tournament on Tuesday where they finished second!  Also, the Year 5/6 girls' football team were in action against Lindhead and Northstead. Although the girls were beaten in both fixtures, their team spirit and sportsmanship was a credit to them.  And finally, a big thank you to the parents and staff who transported children and came to watch - we couldn't have got there without them so they need a thank you!   Low Mill 2014 Our intrepid Year 6 children will be returning from their adventures at Low Mill today.  The children have been away for the week and have enjoyed a range of activities ranging from getting wet in a river, to getting cold up a mountain, to getting wet and cold in caves.  Due to some issues with YouTube, we had to take some of the video footage down earlier in the week, but you can now catch up with all of their adventures via our website.  Once again, if you have any ideas or suggestions for the new website, please let us know.   Shoe Box Appeal Once again this year we are hoping to fill shoeboxes to send to needy children around the world with "Operation Christmas Child". All the children have seen a DVD of last year's shoeboxes being opened by needy children in Romania. What joy on their faces!  We are encouraging each class to fill 2 boxes, one for a boy and another for a girl. It would be great if children were encouraged to bring just one thing for their class boxes, for example a small toy, a cuddly toy, ball, pens, pencils, crayons, felt pens, notebook, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, soap, woolly hat, gloves, or any other suggestion your child may have (no glass bottles please).  If as a family you would like to fill your own shoebox, Mrs Bosomworth can let you have a box and an information leaflet with all the details. Please return completed boxes to Mrs Bosomworth by 7th November. Thank you in anticipation.   As always, let us know if you need any help or advice, or if there is anything you want to discuss. Mr H McCarthey & Staff.
  • Low Mill III - Getting Tired....

    Another day, another dunking! Breakfast was cereal, waffles, tomato, sausage, bacon and poached egg. Archery, canoeing, bushcraft, abseiling were the daytime activities. Chicken cobbler with vegetables and rice pudding for tea. A village quiz and packing before bed. The children have been a delight to be with all week. True superstars. See you tomorrow, folks. Zzzzzzz.
  • Low Mill III - Soggy Doesn't Cover It!

    Bacon, sausage, hash browns and boiled egg followed cereal to fill our stomachs before Day Three's adventures. Group 3 had the pleasure of Barney's company venturing up Pen-y-Ghent while the others swapped between caving and climbing.  All groups got WET. Great fun though! Massive slabs of pizza, chips, potato salad and coleslaw awaited our return. Chocolate orange trifle followed. The children used their brains for quiz night and have written messages to you! Enjoy. Dear Mum, Col, Marc, Toby and Guppy, Having a lovely time I’m still alive been up massive mountains and had fun. Love from Alix.   Dear mum, dad, caleb, phoebe, grandma and anita, Having an absolute mint time. Done all the stuff I thought I would never be able to do Having lots of fun. Love from Jake J   Dear mum,dad I am having a good time see you when I get back I will tell you the things when I get back Love from Theo       Dear Mum, Dad and Sam, I miss you llooooaaadddss!! But, I am having a great time, and I’ve proved to myself that caving is probably one of the best activities YET and climbing was good because I didn’t even know we were doing it, like bush craft. We’re doing archery and then canoeing tomorrow (to me) and I’m looking forward to coming back but I’m having a good time! JJJ Loads of love, Kian xxxx J                   Dear Mum, Dad and Evie, I am missing you terribly but don’t worry about me I am having a epic time and the best thing so far is caving which is the best thing however I think I will have a even better time doing ab-sailing , hope you are having a great time! LOTS and LOTS of love, Paige xxxxx   Dear, mum , dad, Aaron and Jordan , I am enjoying myself very much, but I am missing all of you very much and I can’t wait to come home, and I went caving and I started crying because I am crossathorpek but after a bit I was fine also I am fine I haven’t hurt myself (yet) xxx lots of lovee Morgan xxxxxxxx Dear Mum and Dad, I am having a great time at low mill. On Monday we did boosh craft and we made our own den and made a fire and with it made bred and roasted marshmallows. Today we did caving and it was amazing, some of the spaces were really small and we just about made it through. Hope youre having a good time in Filey. From Jake C   Dear Mum and Dad,   I am enjoying my time at Low Mill, On Monday we went to a forest and did a activity called Bush Crafting, we made a tent from wooden sticks and we also made a fire, we roasted marshmallows and made bread, fruit bread and plain. I did caving and got wet in the streams and rapids. Iv having a good time and hope you are too. Love From Nia xx   Dear dad and Anna, At the moment I am enjoying everything we have done so far. The first day we got to low mill we unpacked our things and went on a night walk. We also went up the tallest mountain in Yorkshire. Today we went climbing and I was the first person to go up to the top first. Then we went down caves and some of the part of the cave was very hard to get throw. Love you lots Holly xxx Dear mum and dad At the moment I am am having fun Toddy we went caving and we went down a muddy silde and there were a maser puddle at the bottom and got wet. Lots of love from Jessicaxx   Dear mum  Yesterday we went climbing up a mountain it was quite hard but when we got to the top I was relived. Lots of love lizzie xxx   Dear: Mum, Dad, Dermot, Mia, Tadhg, Pippa, Lori, I’ve had a wonderful time and I loved the caving  however, I’ve been missing you – a lot! From Eoin.   To Mum, Dad, Ellie, I’m having a great time at Low Mill and I’m getting a Low Mill cooking book for you Mum. At caving today I was a bit nervous but it turned out okay. I hope your alright and I’ll see you on Friday. From Sam S   Dear Mum, Dad, Sid Having a great time it was a few hours to get up pennygent mountain I am having a great time at Low Mill it is really good hope your having a good time at home. From Sam H Dear Mum, Dad, Violet I’m having a great time at low mill. Today me and the rest of the group went caving and climbing. I’m really missing you a lot and I hope your having fun at home. From Saxon D Dear mum and dad Miss you lots I am having an amazing  time at low as we climbed the amazing penny gent yesterday. From Chloe   Dear Mum, Dad and Sophie, I am missing you lots but having a great time. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday. Is Sophie lonely? From Hannah   Dear Cows, I am missing you so much! Say hi to mum and dad for me. Love from Lara xxxx   Dear family , Had a head ace in the cave alright still Lots of love Kaine xxxx   Dear family Having a great time in low mill From Harrison   Dear Mum, Dad, Kell and Max, I hope you are all okay and well. I am having a great time in Low Mill, still alive and having fun. We have climbed a mountain and we have abseiled, gone caving and climbed.  I love you all loads, from Kai J     Dear Mum and taryn  I am having a great time at low mill, I hope your all ok(including Alfie and jax). I am exhausted from climbing  pen-y-eghent . Love you loads from megan   Dear Daddy and Natalie, I’m having a great time. Today, I climbed Pen-Y-Ghent. Happy B day Lewis, see you on Friday, don’t be jealous daddy I’ve only done caving, climbing, hiking, a night walk and abseiling,  bushcraft tomorrow and canoeing on Friday, Izzy xxx <3    8-B. Dear Mum and Dad, Today we climbed mount Pen-y-Ghent we had great fun fortunately I am still in one peace. Yesterday we were caving it was astonishing because there was a slide. The day before we absailed down a bridge. Lots of love Owen.   Dear mum, having fun love skye.   Dear dad  cant wait to see you love jessi   Dear  mum,dad,lexi and kylie. Missing you lots, Love Shakira.   Dear mum, Miss you lots Pen-y-Ghent was very wet. From Sam K   Dear family of long away, I’m enjoying my stay hope you’re ok From Tom   Dear family hope your all okay From Josh   Dear mum and dad   I hope you are okay love from Brooklyn 
  • Low Mill III - Highs and Lows!

    After a hearty breakfast of cereal, fried eggs, bacon, potato smiles and toast, the group split into two. One section climbed the heady heights of Pen-y-Ghent (694m above sea level) whilst the other group climbed the wall before being plunged deep underground! We enjoyed a roast beef dinner and strawberry mousse after which we enjoyed the egg challenge. Using limited materials we designed and made a device to (hopefully) protect an egg from a fall. We are so proud of our children who are incredibly brave and adventurous. Tomorrow we will be swapping activities. Bring it on!  
  • Low Mill III - This Time It's Windier!

    Day One - A great journey (only two sick bags filled) found a good chunk of Year Six arrive safely at Low Mill. After the annual wrestle with duvet covers, lunch was eaten. Massive thanks for the Low Mill team for rustling up lunches for the four who forgot theirs!     We split into our groups: abseiling, bushcraft and archery for a fun-packed afternoon. Fish, chips and peas, followed by treacle sponge and custard warmed us up before our spooky night walk.    Tiredness and a competitive streak meant that all children were desperate to get to sleep after drinking their hot chocolate! Mountain climbing, caving and rock climbing await us tomorrow!      
  • Newsletter 04 - 3rd October

    Newsletter 4 - A Big Thank You   I was very pleased to receive a letter from our Chair of Governors earlier this week.  The letter detailed a meeting between the Chair and a parent, held at the parent’s request, in which the parent thanked and praised the school and a number of teachers and staff for the hard work, care and attention given towards her children.  I have to say that this meeting and the letter we received has given the whole staff a real lift.  I know that many of our staff work very long hours and I’m often discussing school with them (via emails, text etc.) late into the evening.  This is a reflection of the commitment and work  which they put into providing an excellent quality of education and care to your children.  Obviously, we don’t get everything right every time, but everyone in school does give 100%.  I think it’s very important that we acknowledge this every once in a while and say thank you to everyone in school and thank you to those who support us.   Parent’s Evening You should be receiving slips to book appointments with your child’s class teacher in the next few days.  Parents’ Evening will be on Monday 20th October with other slots available throughout that week.  The Parents’ Evening will be a good opportunity to discuss your child’s progress, their targets, and how they have settled in to the new school year.   I will be available in the ICT suite, throughout the evening of the Monday to demonstrate some of the IT services which children are now accessing in school and, of course, to answer any questions you may have.   Jewellery & Nail Varnish Just a brief reminder that children should not wear any jewellery, makeup or nail varnish for school.  We do make an exception for watches and ‘stud’ earrings, but children must remove these for PE and it is the child’s responsibility to look after them.  Please do not allow children to wear any hoop, dangling or large stud earrings as these pose a health and safety risk and we would need to ask children to remove these.     We don’t have many children around school using makeup, but we do, quite often, need to speak to children regarding nail varnish.  Please ensure that if your child is using nail varnish that it is fully removed for school. Website We are currently in the process of redesigning our Website.  I’d like your ideas and thoughts about this and how we can provide you with a useable web presence.  If you have any ideas or thoughts, please let me know - phone, in person or email. Building Update Our canteen is moving at a pace now and every week we see another phase completed.  This week we have a roof!  The builders have been working long hours and have erected the timber roof structure which will be tiled next week.  I am reliably informed that we are on target for our October 31st completion date and we’re now wanting to involve the children a little more in the interior design of the canteen.   Maths A big thank you to Miss Randell who invited parents along to a Maths evening last night.  She has asked me to pass on this message: “A huge thank you to the parents and children (especially our invaluable staff and volunteers) who attended the Calculation Drop-in yesterday. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet some new parents and discuss opportunities to become more involved in your child's mathematical learning. If you were unable to attend and you have any questions, or would just like to be more involved, feel free to get in touch; we're always happy to have parents on board! In light of discussions from the Open Evening, I feel it is important to point out the use of Mathletics and Sumdog. These are fantastic internet based resources which the school pay for so children can access them both in school and at home. Each child has a login and password which enables them to use the service. All Teachers set weekly Mathletics tasks to extend and support children's learning. We hope you will support us by helping your child access these websites to complete these tasks. Children who don't have access to the Internet are welcome to attend lunchtime Mathletics clubs so they can still access the resource     Miss A.Randell”   As always, let us know if you need any help or advice, or if there is anything you want to discuss. Mr H McCarthey & Staff.
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Residential Trips

Low Mill 2014


10th July 2014


Dear Parents / Carers,

As promised, here is the suggested equipment list for next term’s visit to Low Mill Outdoor Centre. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.



a) For outdoor activities: ·Warm sweaters


·Spare pairs of thick woollen socks                     ·A change of tracksuit bottoms (not jeans)


·1 pair gloves or mittens                                  ·Hat


·Torch                                                          ·Old trainers for watersports


·*Waterproof cagoule                                                ·*Wellingtons or boots


*There are stocks of these at Low Mill if you are unable to obtain your own.

The above list is the minimum needed for a weekend course. More changes may be necessary for those attending a five day course.

There is a drying room at Low Mill for wet clothes and a drying area in the equipment store for cagoules, leggings and wellingtons, but it is better to have at least two sets of clothes for activities and more than two sets of socks and underwear.


b) For indoor wear:           ·Casual clothing                  ·Soft soled shoes/slippers/trainers


c) Toiletries and a towel




·Walking Boots                                               ·Thermos flask or drinks container

·Small rucksack                                               ·Indoor games

·Books/magazines                                           ·Small change for the tuck shop



Yours sincerely


Mr Grice, Miss Randell, Mrs Roberts

London 2014

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45 Year 4 children enjoyed a two day trip to London in April. We experienced the London Eye,a tour of London, watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and visited the Natural History Museum.



Residential Trips

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We put a great deal of importance on residential trips at Filey Junior School.  Residentials really help groups to bond, build teamwork and tap into leadership skills and independence.  Although our residential trip programme may vary from time to time, we try to ensure every child has the opportunity to experience two residential trips during their time with us.


Take a look below to see some of the video diary adventures we've had.

Low Mill 2013 II - The Return!

After an uneventful journey (i.e. no sick) we arrived safely, hungrily ate lunch and made our beds. Our party split into two for archery and bushcraft. With a few bullseyes and only slighty soiled bread made and eaten, we enjoyed fish, chips and peas with pineapple upside-down cake and custard. All children made it back in one piece from our terrifying night walk. Sleepy children are snoozing ready for Day Two!!!

Low Mill 2013 II - Day Two

After a full English breakfast we split into our halves to face the blistering cold again. The first group scaled Pen-y-Ghent on a glorious day (far nicer than a few weeks ago. The second group had a morning of climbing followed by an adventurous slither through caves and tight wormholes.


A delicious turkey dinner warmed us up (and nearly everyone ate all their greens!) before we set out into the village for a chilly quiz. All children had an early night as they were completely shattered.

Low Mill 2013 II - Day Four

Well, today was different!

One group had a morning of archery. The other had fun canoeing, after which Charlie found she needed a trip to hospital for attention to what turned out to be a broken toe! She of course loved it - her first ride in a wheelchair, her first broken bone and some chocolate courtesy of Miss Randell. : )

The rest of us also plucked up courage for an afternoon of abseiling off a viaduct before being reunited with Charlie for mince and onion pie, chips and mixed vegetables. Pudding was homemade rice pudding with strawberry jam made freshly that morning.

Our evening activity went on as planned: a final night walk but with Charlie in an off-road wheelchair! 

My word, we now have some tired people ready for home after a fabulous week. See you after some bushcraft and (hopefully) canoeing...

Low Mill 2013 II - Day Three

Roles were reversed for the groups today so they swapped activities.

Tonight's meal was GIANT Yorkshire pudding with sausage, mash, sweetcorn and gravy followed by cheesecake.

Hi Mum, Dad, Ruby and pets, having a great time here at Low Mill, it’s ace here! Today we climbed up Mount Pen-Y-Ghent, it was very tiring! Yesterday we ventured into some caves, you had to crawl through some really tight squeezes! Luckily, I didn’t get stuck! The food is really yummy, one night we even had fish and chips! Tomorrow we’re going Canoeing, and abseiling! Missing you lots, love from Will xxxxxxxx


Hi Mum. Are you ok? Missing you. We’ve been caving and climbing today. Monday we did bushcraft.  Tuesday we did mount pen y ghent.

We’ve been having lots of nice food here. Is Archie and the dogs okay?

Love from Owen S

Hi Mum I miss you, I climbed up a mountain. It’s called Pen –y-ghent today.  How is Oscar doing?  I bet he’s not missing me. Caving was really fun but I got confused but I made it!!! :)

Hope to see you soon love from Olivia xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sup Mum ‘n’ Dad. Hope Ebb and Flo don’t kill me ;D See you Friday. Hey I think that Luis is the first Hewitt to climb a MOUNTAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!I Think it’s spelt penygent  (can’t remember) Hope you wasn’t crying when I left. Dad (probably) was cheering.  Kisses times 1000000000 Luis

Hello Mum and Dad. I am having a great time at Low Mill. I actually climbed a mountain and delved in a cave. It was amazing. I forgot the rest of it due to banging my head and falling over a few hundred times. Well I can’t think of anything else so love you lots. Goodbye from Owen T. Xxx


Hi Mum, Dad, Snotrag and Monkey- boy,

I’m having a great time at Low Mill, we’ve been on a night walk , archery, caving  and climbing, village quiz and climbed up pen-y-Ghent . It turns out you don’t drink hot chocolate from the actual bottle of the flask because it goes all over you. There was a little dog called Charlie. Miss you loads from,




Hi Mum, Dad, Kieran and Jack,

I’m having a great time at Low Mill, we’ve been caving and I started crying because I didn’t like it plus there were really small worm holes.

Miss you loads, Kacey xxxx


Hi Mum, Dad, Reece and Aimee,

I’m having a great time at Low Mill, I enjoyed doing pen-y-Ghent because there was a dog called Charlie and she was really cute. I miss you loads,

Love from Sophie xxx

Hello Mum, hello Dad, hello Scarlett, hello fish and hello to my pet chickens!

Low Mill is super fun because today, Wednesday, me and my group (there are 2 groups I’m in the 1st) went and climbed up Pen-Y-Ghent. Surprisingly, I’m not dead because as you know, I’m really lazy yesterday we did caving and my boot got filled with water. I sleep above Olivia and I bang my head a lot in the night LoL not looking forward to canoeing because I’m gonna be freeeezing!

I miss you but still got more to do see you soooooooooooooooooooooooon

Bye x

Love from Lily Thompson xxxxxxx x xxx xx xxx x x  xxx


Hi Mum, hi Pete, Jacob and Diesel xx

It’s amazing here, so far we have done bush craft then in the night about 7 we did a night walk. We went through the grave yard, it was really scary .The next day we walked up penn-y-ghent.  It is a huge mountain. We walked all the way up it.

Going now. Bye love you all from Lily Taylor xxxxx

Hi Mum, Dad, James, Ben and Penny

Having an awesome time here at Low Mill but missing you all loads.

 First activity were bush crafting, second penn-y-ghent a big mountain. I did it! A night walk, village treasure hunt. Today we did caving and climbing.

Have to go now. Love you love Becky –Lou xxxxx


Hi Mum, Dad, Grandma and Pippa,

Having a really fun time but still missing you lots but I’m having fun. On the first day we did bush craft and it was really fun because we set fire to cotton and then we did caving and climbing.

      Love you lots see you soon lots of love Kelly-May xxxxxxxxx.


Dear Mum, Dad, Amy, Benj and Puddy!

I’m missing you so much but its GREAT here. My favourite thing so far has been the caving. The most tiring thing has been the Pen-y-Ghent. It was a 6 and a half hour walk. I hope you’re all ok. Missing u lots.

Love from Elliot xxxxxxxx

Dear Mum and Zach. Having a great time at Low Mill but can’t wait to be back at home on fifa14 and seeing Liam air at football. Hope you’re okay.

Love from Leon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


I can’t wait to be back and I’m missing you all but having a great time as well.

Love from Jess xxxxxxxxxxxx

Hi, it’s been great here at Low Mill, we’ve done caving, climbing, and lots more, but caving was the best.

Love from Dermot xxxxx

Hi guys, Mum, Dad, Joel, Gav, Naomi. Having a great time over at Low Mill. So many good things such as: caving, climbing, mountain climbing and archery. Overall caving and climbing is the best. Miss u lots love James xxx


Hi Mum, Nana x3 , love  you all lots. I’ve climbed up pen-y-ghent mountain and been caving, rock climbing and loads more. Love you loads and missing you a little bit.

Say hi to Milllie for me from Liam xxx

Hi Mum, I am missing you a bit, having lots of fun! We have gone up a mountain called Pen-y-Ghent yesterday and climbing; caving today and the first day we did bush craft. Say hi to Poppy from me, love from Alex.

Hi Mum, I am really missing you and I am having lots of fun. On Tuesday, we did climbing and caving. When we did climbing, I did not climb that high but I still had lots of fun. Today we climbed up a hill called Pen-y-Ghent. There were many gates and the hills were steep. Tomorrow we are doing canoeing (which I am really looking forwards to doing) and Abseiling (which I am also looking forward to.) Please will you say hello to Nico and Missey for me. See you when I get back JJ   

Lots of love Joshua xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx JJJJJ


Hi Mum, Dad, Destiny, Freddie, Bertie,

Miss you so much. On Monday we did Bush craft. It was awesome and really cold. We made bread with our hands. On Tuesday we climbed Pen-y-ghent the highest mountain in Yorkshire. I miss you so much.

Love you lots from Alfie XXXXXXXXX!!!


Peat Rigg adventures

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After an energetic, enthusiastic, enthralling three days- year three are back in Filey with their feet firmly back on the ground. The children that went were a real asset to the school as they shone in confidence, enthusiasm and showed exceptional team skills while taking part in all their activities.

We have completed a low rope course, orienteering, treasure hunts, BBQ, Peat Rigg Olympic games, Bivvy den making, bush craft, archery, crate climbing, tree climbing, Zip wire and the HIGH zip wire.  Take a look at a few of the pictures below.


Peat Rigg, Year 3 residential.

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Year 3 Peat Rigg residential.

Year three children have the opportunity to go on a residential visit to Peat Rigg, Cropton, Pickering from Monday 1st- Wednesday 3rd July.  There were only a limited number of spaces and these spaces have been filled. 

Keep checking back for any additional information need.

Dates and times:

*Children are expected to arrive at school on Monday 1st July to register as normal. The coach will be collecting us from around 10am. We will be returning on Wednesday 3rd July where children will be dismissed as usual at the end of school day.  


*The total cost of the residential visit is £155.00.  This is to be paid in full by Wednesday 5th June. It can be competed in instalments or as one, lump payment.

Recommended kit list (suggested so far)

Waterproof jacket and trousers if you have them, warm jumpers or fleece jackets, T shirts or shirts, old trousers or tracksuit bottoms, plenty of underwear, plenty of socks (not only trainer socks), wellies, trainers/ walking boots, casual clothes for around the centre, wash kit, towel, nightwear, shorts and suncream (summer), dustbin liner (for wet/smelly clothes).

You might also like to bring a camera and a torch. Parents and carers are reminded not to send anything valuable as we are not insured for loss of these items.


Children will be taking part in a range of activities.  These could possibly include low ropes, archery, bush craft, low zip, tree climbing, mini GPS, crate climbing (weather dependent) and team work ‘tasks’.  Activities are yet to be officially confirmed and further details will follow.


Keep checking back for further information and dates for the next Residential open evening in school, until then; here is a direct link to the Peat Rigg website.



London 2013

April 2013 saw our first trip to London!  Our Year 4 children visited the London Eye, the Science Museum and even found time for a show - Wicked!

We had a great time and even impressed our fellow travllers on the train to London:

 "I was travelling to London yesterday, with important preparation to do on the train.  So imagine my 'horror' to see the train compartment fill with the bright red shirts of your pupils heading off for their London trip.

Well , I was mistaken in rushing to judgement - their behaviour was impeccable and a credit to the school!  Congratulations to all those involved"

Low Mill 2012

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A cold and damp October in 2012 saw our adventurous Year 6 children (and staff) make the journey to other side of Yorkshire to experience the world of Low Mill.  An action packed week filled with new experiences and challenges for all those involved.  Take a look at some of our adventures below.

Low Mill 2012 Day 4 - Being Silly

After three days of more activities and a lot less sleep than we are used to, it's perhaps not surprising that we've all started to go a little crazy over here.  It must be said however, that the children are now getting the hang of being independent and having a lot more responsibility than they would usually have.  We're getting tidier, more organised and a lot more settled in our new surroundings - it almost seems a shame to come home now.  

Please watch your phones and the website tomorrow, as we will text and post articles to let you know our ETA.

Low Mill 2012 - Messages Home

 Just to show how much we all miss you, we've recorded some messages fo everyone at home - we would have sent a postcard, but we'd be home before it arrived.

Low Mill 2012 Day 3 - No Room in the Drying Room

 Everyone was up early today for a BIG breakfast closely followed by a room inspection:  Mrs B came last (again).  Mr D had a rather eventful trip up a mountain - he admits he was just a little bit scared; whilst Mr M took his group exploring the dark, damp and very cramped caves beneath Ribblehead Viaduct.  We've spent the evening tidying the drying room; retreiving some of our lost items of clothing; and recording you some messages - video diary on the way.   Hope you're all well back home.

Low Mill Day 2 - Celebrate

Another long, very cold and very, very wet day comes to a close.  We didn't let that dampen our spirits however, particularly as it was Megan's Birthday!  And what better way to celebrate 11 years on the planet than to climb a mountain?  Pen-y-ghent was the location of today's highest tea party, whilst the rest of our troops tackled rivers, lakes and vacuum cleaners!  Please send some dry clothes - we're running out rather quickly.  

Low Mill Day 1 - The Adventures Begin

The day has finally arrived.  We're off on our great adventure and we've not been disappointed.  Low Milll has proved to be a very welcoming and friendly place.  Our bedrooms are warm, the food is great and the staff are all very helpful.  Unfortunately, the river is cold, the viaduct is high and the night is very, very dark.  You wont believe me if I tell you everyone is now tucked up in bed and fast asleep - but it's true.  It's been a long and tiring day, but we've loved it so far...

Low Mill 2013 - Day Four

Gorgeous breakfast, bushcraft, abseiling, canoeing, archery.

Minced beef and onion pie, banoffee pie. Yum.

Moonlit night walk, bed.

Tired? Yes indeed!

Watch out Filey, they're coming home!

Low Mill 2013 - Day Three

 Another belly-buster of a breakfast set us up nicely for an action-packed day.

The groups' activities were swapped over today, so Mr Grice's Team Awesome became Team Windswept and then Team Drenched on Pen-y-Ghent. Miss Robson and Miss Carter went underground before their children made them climb the walls.

Pizza and salad followed by chocolate brownie and ice cream was wolfed down by hungry diners before children wrote messages home and enjoyed a pyjama party!

Tune in tomorrow for more weather-influenced japes.


Year 6 Residential 2011 - Caythorpe Court

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In November 2011 a group of 19 children, assisted by Mrs Bosomworth, Mrs Mills and Mr McCarthey, set off on a weeklong residential trip to Caythorpe.  The experience tested their team work, personal skills, organisation and resilience.  The behaviour, attitude and resourcefulness displayed by these children were a credit to our school and our families.  It was a fantastic week which everyone involved will remember for a long, long time.

Day 5 - End Of The Road?

Our final day at Caythorpe.  Our last chance to be cold, wet and muddy.  We packed our cases, zip wired, obstacle-coursed and said our emotional good-byes before hitting the road for home.  The end of a super week.  Time for a good rest everyone.  See you on Monday!

Messages from Low Mill

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Emily – Having a great time. Missing you a little bit now. See you soon. xxxx

Shanice – The best thing I have done so far is caving.

Isabel – Hi everybody! Love and miss you loads. Having a great time here. Just climbed a mountain. It was so windy.  Xxx

Leonie – Having a great time. Miss you all xxx

Beth – Amazing! Missing you all but having a great time. See you on Friday. Xx

Morgan – Great! Yesterday we climbed up a mountain and today we went caving and bouldering.

Josh E – Miss you lots. Really can’t wait to see you on Friday. Hope you miss me too. Love Josh xxx P.S. Having a smashing time.

Joel – Hi. Miss you. Love it here. Walked up Pen y gent - really awesome. See you soon love Joel.

Keira – Having a good time. Missing you a little bit. Love Keira xxx

Ben – Had great fun doing the activities. Still looking forward to others but missing you a bit.

Courtney – My favourite thing was caving. There was a slide made of rock with big puddles at the bottom.

Faye – Having a fun and muddy, wet time. Coming home on Friday. See you soon. Xx

Izzy – We’ve been up Pen y Ghent. It was freezing! We did archery and right now we’re having a pyjama party. Xx

Eve – I like caving. My favourite meal was pizza today. I have learned how to make a fire!

Jaden – I love caving and climbing up the steep mountain called Pen y Ghent was hard because we had to battle wind! Xxxxxx

Ollie – Hello. Having fun. Love you. Bye! : )

Joshua – Having a great time. Done lots of lovely things. My favourite was caving. Bye. Love you xxx

Jake – Hi. Having a great time at Low Mill. Hope to see you soon. Xxx

Darcy – Hello! I’m having fun. I loved caving and my worst activity was gorge walking. I love you lots. Bye xx

William – Hello. The caving was excellent because I loved finding out that limestone is made of fish bones! There was loads of water in the caves but I didn’t get wet because I was stepping on boulders. Bye xx

Daniel – I loved doing the caving. I got soaked! I also liked climbing the mountain. It was Pen y Ghent. It was really fun. I love having toast for breakfast and I loved the fish and chips on the first day here. Love you. Bye. : ^)

Will Smythe – Hi. Really missing you but really enjoying my time at Low Mill. Did caving today – got really wet. Going gorge walking tomorrow. Probably going to get really wet again! Xxx

Becca – Hi guys. Love and missing you lots. Mum, you forgot a flask! xxx

Day 4 - Smelly Disco

Our final full day was one filled with fun, excitement, mud and dancing!  We climbed; we bounced; we problem solved; we walked blindfolded; we danced; we didn't wash - sorry.  As an added bonus to taking your children away for the week, we can now report that even more peace and quiet will follow as we have successfully lost most of our voices too!  Here's to a quiet journey home.  See you all tomorrow!

Low Mill 2013 - Day Two

Some tired children tonight!

After a hearty meal (cereal, toast and cooked breakfast) our group again split into two. One group climbed Pen-y-Ghent, scaling 306 metres! Our other group attempted some indoor climbing before exploring two underground caves. There were some very tight squeezes!

A gorgeous roast chicken dinner (plus raspberry mousse) awaited us back at the centre which gave us fuel for the Askrigg Village Quest by torchlight.

We are so proud of our children for their adventurous spirits!

Low Mill 2013 - Day One

Wow! What a day...

After a long trip to Low Mill we made our beds (more practice needed at home!), ate lunch and embarked upon three different adventures: bushcraft, archery and gorge walking (wellies very full of cold water!) We all loved them! 

Back to base for the biggest portions of fish, chips and mushy peas followed by treacle sponge and custard. Mmmmmmmm.

After a bit of fun (and washing up) we set off for our night walk! Despite being dumped in the middle of nowhere, we all found our way back to Low Mill in (nearly) the right way. 

All the children settled well and should be refreshed for Day Two!


Day 4 Blog

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Our Week In Five Words:

Maddison: Mint.  Awesome.  Crying.  Sick.  Hannah.

Summer: Amazing.  Experiences.  Extreme.  Yummy.  Crashing!

Natasha: Wedgie.  Food.  Hannah.  Fun.  Swing

Lucy: Food.  Hannah.  Wedgies.  New Experiences.  Fun!

Kirsten:  Climbing.  Swinging.  Home sick.  Kitten missing.  Coming home.

Lauren:  Flying.  Wedgie.  Swinging.  Throat-ache.  Back-ache.

Rheanne:  Heart-pumping.  Wall-climbing.  Head-throbbing.  Doggy-missing.  Wedgie-making.

Cavan:  Extreme.  Awesome.  Happy.  Thankful.  Tense.

Jordan R:  Wedgies.  Swings.  Sleep.  Eat. Climb.

Jack:  Wedgie. Wicked. Love. Obey. Climb.

Jordan O:  Eat.  Amazing.  Wedgie.  Sleeping.  Climb.

Chris:  Brilliant.  Wicked.  Cool.  Wedgie.  Missing you.

James:  Amazing.  Wedgie.  Height.  Fast.  Crazy.

Tommy:  Hannah.  Wedgies.  Ladder.  Chocolate Cake.  Adrenaline.

Tom: Wedgie.  Dinner.  Love.  Falling.  Amazing.

Harry:  Awsome.  Funny.  Talking.  Singing.  Class.

Emily:  Wedgies.  Harness.  Food.  Humour.  New Experiences.

Mally:   Wedgies.  Books.  Singing.  Swinging.  Climbing.

Dan:  Falling.  Muddy.  Sleeping.  Wedgies.  Bye.

Day 3 - Bikes, Heights and Fire Light

Another action packed day!  Our newly formed Running Club decided there was not enough action here and got up an hour early for a 6:30am, 2 mile run!  We then crashed some quad bikes; jumped of the top of telegraph poles; helped each other climb 12 meter ladders; stabbed each other with swords; went shopping; and had a big fire!  Not much happening really.

Day 3 Blog

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Messages Home:

James:  Hi Mum and Dad.  Miss you loads!  Been quad biking, went fast and crashed!  Can’t wait to see you.

Christian:  Dear Mum, Dad and Cam, having a great time.  Miss you a lot!

Mally:  Mum and Zabi, I’m delighted to tell you I am looking forward to seeing you on Friday.  Today I was on Jacob’s ladder and I was the highest in my group of three.

Daniel: Mum, Dad and Jessica, I am having fun here.  It is a lot of fun doing activities.  Looking forward to seeing you and missing you.  Love Dan.

Lucy: Hi everyone!! Most of all I’m missing Mum and Dad and Prince (say ‘hi’ to him mum).  I really liked quad biking this morning (dad you would have loved it!).  It’s fun but scary!  Really missing you.

Tom: Hi Mum, Sam Dad and Molly.  Really missing you.  The best thing so far – trapeze!  Love you, have a nice time!

Jordan O: Hi, can’t wait to see you on Friday.  The best thing so far has been Jacob’s ladder but I’ve enjoyed everything xxxxxx.

Jordan R: Hi Mum and Dad.  Can’t wait to get home.  The Dorm’ is too hot!  Missing you xxxxxx

Jack: Dear Mum, Dad, Ben and Ashley.  Today we did Jacob’s Ladder and Quads.  Great being with all my friends in the rooms.  Miss you lots – looking forward to getting home.

Emily:  Hi guys – missing you and can’t wait to get home and see Rooney.  Amazing day!  Trapeze, Quad Bikes, Jacob’s Ladder and Fencing.

Maddison: Hi everyone.  Can’t wait to see you and looking forward to Sheffield.  Missing you!

Tommy: Hi guys.  Love ya, miss ya, can’t wait to see ya!  Guess what?  I was the only girl to get to the top of Jacob’s Ladder!  Xxx

Cavan:  Hi family.  Missing you!  Say ‘Hi’ to Alfie from me.  Thank you.

Natasha: Hi, I’m missing you all and can’t wait to come back, but in a way, I don’t want to come back.  I have learnt so many songs.  Looking forward to rock climbing tomorrow.  Love you lots.

Harry: Hi Home.  I miss you.  My room is cool.  Say ‘Hi’ to Milly and Dad xxx.  Hi Class 9!

Lauren: Hi Mum, Dad and Daniel.  We did lots of stuff today, but I didn’t do the Trapeze.  Looking forward to seeing you all again.  Missing you loads! Xxxx

Kirsten: Hi Mum, missing you!  My best thing this week has been Jacob’s Ladder.  Can’t wait to see you again. X

Rheanne:  Dear Mum, Dad, Lucky and Joe.  Missing you all so very much.  I am really looking forward to Zip Wire.  I will be glad to see my sensational doggie (Lucky)!  Love and Hugs.

Summer:  Hi Everyone!  Having an awesome week.  My favourite activity has been High Ropes, it was fun but scary!  Missing you all and looking forward to seeing you.


Message from Class 10

Well it is certainly quiet in our Class without Lucy! haha!  

We are glad to see that you are having a good time and we can assure you all that we are: working hard; not having any fun; not having long playtimes (while Mr McCarthey is away); not having extra swimming time or anything like that. Definitely no singing or dancing going on.

 We are however, missing you all and look forward to seeing you soon.

Mrs Roberts and Class 10 xxxxx

Day 2 - Aiming High

Today we really started to get into the swing of things (quite literally in some cases).  We've swung from the trees; got lost in the woods; jumped off 40ft platforms; shot arrows; and played hide and seek in the woods in the dark!  Surprisingly, we've all been quite eager to get an early night!  Who said this was going to be hard work?  Up early tomorrow for a 6:30am run!  See you soon - The Caythorpe Crew.

Day 2 Blog

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Messages Home:

Kirsten: Hi mum.  I have had a really fun day.  I’ve been on high ropes.  Lots of love.

Dan: To mum and dad.  Today I’ve been doing archery, abseiling and lots of other things.

Rheanne: Hi mum & dad.  The weather is cold!  Today I did some abseiling, archery and high ropes.  It was really fun.   I really miss you.  Love and hugs x x x

Lauren: Hi Mum, Dad & Daniel.  Today we did high ropes which is an obstacle course 40ft in the air!  It was so scary!  The instructor had to help me over the double ropes and tyres.  Arrrrgggggghhhh!

Summer:  Hi everyone, having an amazing time up in the air and deep down low.  Amazing , daring day!

Emily: Hi guys.  Luckily I have only stubbed my toe once.  Today it was amazing!  We did archery but I wasn’t very good at it.  Then we did abseiling which I was good at!

Maddison: Hi!  Today was a fun day. We did: Archery, abseiling, orienteering, high ropes.  Amazing!

Jordan O: Hi Mum and Dad.  Today I have done loads of stuff.  Last night we played ‘Wacky Races’ and tonight we are going to play hide and seek in the woods.  I miss you lots x x.

Jordan R: Hi Mum and Dad.  I miss you loads.  See you Friday.

Christian: Hi Mum and Dad.  Having a great time on activities.  Playing ambush tonight.  Love from Chris.

Mally: Hi Mum & Zabi.  Having a great time.  Today I went up a 12 metre tower then abseiled off it xxx.  PS I am bringing something back for you!

Natasha: Today I was orienteering and High Ropes.  It was really fun.  Missing you loads.  Tash x

Lucy: Having fun high in the sky and down on the ground!  Today I was 40ft in the air!  It was terrifying!  Love you.  PS Still missing you.

Tommy: Hi guys.  I’ve had a brilliant day.  I was the first girl to abseil and a dare devil on the rope things.  We did archery and orienteering too.  Love you!

Tom:  Hi family, the activities we have done are great.  Hope you are having a mint time!

Jack: Hi Dad and Ben.  Hope all ok.  Today we did archery, high ropes (40ft high), orienteering and abseiling.  All great!

Cavan: Hi everyone.  I’m ok here.  High ropes finished!  Are you ok?  Love.

James:  Hi Mum and Dad.  We have done high ropes and orienteering which was awesome!

Harry: Hello!  Missing you but having a great time.  High ropes are wicked!

Day 1 - The Great Escape!

Follow our adventurers as they make their daring escape; stop for lunch; explore unknown lands (bedrooms); and dress up in silly wigs!


Day 1 Blog

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Messages home:

Christian – Hi mum & dad.  Having a great time.

James – Hi mum, hi dad.  Having a really good time.  Got to meet another school today.  Missing you, love James.

Natasha – I’m sharing a room with Lucy and Summer (the 2 stink bombs!).  Love you lots.  Missing you.

Summer – Hi all.  Having a great time but missing you all.

Lucy – Miss you!  Having fun and see you in the banana!  Love you lots and lots.

Rheanne – Missing you all.  Food is good.  Room is EPIC!  Can’t wait for the zip wire. Love, hugs and kisses x x x

Tom – Hi mum!  Having a great time but missing you.  Hope Class 10 are having a good time.  Can’t wait until tomorrow.

Mally – Having a great time here.  It is so good I want to do it again.

Harry – Hi mum, hi Class 9.  Missing you all.

Cavan – Hi!  Doing fine and I haven’t been told off!  So far it’s been Amazing!

Jack – Room is great with all my friends including my best friend.  Hope you’re all ok.

Tommy – Hi guys, I’m having great fun.  Sharing with Ems and Mads.  Ems accidently hit me and Mr McCArthey scared me stiff.  Mads hit me too – it’s really funny!  Love ya.  Hugs & kisses!

Jordan O – Miss you lots.  Rooms are good with all my friends and my new best mate Jack.  Love you.

Kirsten - Hi mum.  Having a great time – the dinners are ok and the rooms are amazing!

Jordan R – Hi mum.  Not missing you at all (only joking, I am really).

Dan – Hi mum and dad.  Really missing you, my PS3 and DS.

Lauren – Hey ya mum / dad / Dan.  It is great here, I’m really enjoying it and guess what?  Tomorrow we are doing archery.  I am sharing a room with Kirsten and Rheanne.

Maddison – Hi everyone.  I am with Emily and Tommy and we’re next to Mr McCarthey.  I have already been scared out of my skin by Mr McCarthey.  Talk to you soon.

Emily – Hi guys, having great fun and sharing with Maddison and Tommy.  Tommy hit me on the head today with a torch, Maddison trapped my fingers in the window and Mr McCarthey scared us out of our skin and I bashed my foot!  Apart from that it is great!

Missing You Too!!!

Great to read all your comments on the blog and love the video - school has been quieter without you!Have a great time and hope the wigs did not put you off your archery! Do you need to wear them all week?


Mr L

We've arrived!

Just a very brief note to say we have arrived safely and we've already got wet and muddy.  We're all impressed with the site and our rooms, but the high ropes and climbing frames look rather tall!

Dinner in 10 mins, then it's off to a 'whacky racers' activity!  

More news soon.