WE HAVE ARRIVED!!!
We arrived at the Benmore house at exactly 13:30 on the dot yesterday. We met with our instructors, Scrutts and Graeme and we got to know the builiding and the grounds that we will be living in for the next week. We had to make our beds!!! BUT we did very well at that indeed. We unpacked our clothes and were then given some waterproofs to keep us warm and dry throughout the week.
We are in 2 activity groups, group 9 and group 10. Mrs Hayes is with group 9 and Mrs Bagnall is with group 10. We went on a local area explore yesterday and we went down puddle lane and through ots of tunnels. We even got to go in the river. Some of us even went for an unintentional swim!!!! We then cam back to the house and had the infamous tea and cake and got ourselves dried off.
We had some free time until dinner at 18:15 and then we had diary time with Mrs Hayes and Mrs Bagnall and then we went on the night walk. IT WAS AMAZING if a little scary at points but we worked as a team and used commands to get us through. Andrew led the way for team 10 and Lewis for team 9. We all worked together and got through it. We found quartz and glow in the dark lichen which helped as we were not allowed any torches. Did you know that people with blue eyes see better in the day time whilst people with green eyes see better in the dark? If you have brown eyes you are the same for both.
We then got home, got ourselves dried and then straight to bed. We were knackered and slept well.
This morning we have had breakkie, cereal, toast, scrambled eggs and bacon and we are currently tidying our dorms for the inspection. Lets hope we get 10/10!
Group 9’s activities today are Kayaking and Forest Walk and group 10’s are Caving and Gorge walking.
Watch this space for more updates as the day goes on….
Over and oot!
The P7 Benmore tribe.