Tower Wood 2019
Between the 7th and 11th October, our Year 6 children will be embarking on the adventure of a lifetime… They’ll be spending the week at Tower Wood.
We’ve got lots of different activities lined up including: climbing, walking, canoeing and other water activities. The food promises to be absolutely fantastic as ever!
Whilst we obviously want the children to have fun, we also want them to learn while we are at Tower Wood. We have given the instructors a list of things we would like everyone to develop:
- To become more independent, taking responsibility for our own organisation and actions.
- To develop a sense of resilience – keeping going even when things may seem tough or too hard
- To take ‘safe’ risks when we might not know what will happen
- To step outside of our comfort zones and challenge ourselves to do new or harder things.
Check out the updates and the photos below.
Monday 7th October
After a slightly delayed trip up the motorway, we arrived at Tower Wood to a welcome from the wonderful staff. Our driver helped us unpack our bags and we wandered down the drive to our new home for the week. Tower Wood’s house is basically a mansion on the shores of Lake Windermere!
After a short introduction from Becca, our main instructor, we were told which bedroom we are in and who we are sharing with.
Thankfully, it seems everyone practiced making their beds as it was a rather uneventful task.
After lunch, we met our instructors for the afternoon and headed out to get our waterproof trousers, tops and boots. Mrs. Spacey tells us we’re going to need them this week.
We did various team building activities and games this afternoon as well as going for a tour of the grounds – we know where we can go and can’t!
This evening, after our tea, we played Capture the Flag before getting ready for bed and playing hide and seek.
Before bed, Mr. Wylde will read out the comments that we have received today.
Tuesday 8th October
We have had another great day here at Tower Wood and the weather stayed dry for the most part. After the trauma of making their own packed lunch for the first time, the children enjoyed a full cooked breakfast. It has been excellent to see how the children are serving and organising their table during meal times.
After meeting our instructors and having a quick bag check, the groups dispersed and had a full day of activities. Mr Wylde’s group spent the morning session harnessing up and climbing the tall trees on site at Tower Wood. All of the children really challenged themselves when climbing, pushing themselves out of their comfort zones and I was great to see he positive encouragement from teammates. The afternoon saw the children wear wetsuits for the first time this week and do canoe rafting on Lake Windermere. They completed several challenges trying not to topple into the lake and afterwards got the chance for a quick swim! Mrs Spacey’s group had their adventure day today so spent the full day off site. The day started started by taking a short minibus ride to Hodge Close quarry for a walk and explore in the slate mines. After taking in the breathtaking views and the excitement of the pitch black mine tunnels, the children had a ghyll scramble in the afternoon. Mr Sharrock’s group spent the morning out on the lake in two-man sailing boats. The children were taught how to use equipment, before having a few chances to be towed out by the speedboat and independently sail down the lake. A short lunch followed in the boat house, then the children went exploring Cathedral Quarry slate mines for the afternoon. They learnt the real meaning of darkness as they had to work together to guide themselves out of the mine shafts, before making the two mile lop back around the woods to the minibus.
For tea we have had pie and potato wedges followed by rice pudding – as expected the children have not gone hungry! The rain could not stop us as we ventured outside for games of manhunt and a campfire roasting marshmallows.
Wednesday 9th October
Mrs Spacey’s Group had an exciting day, commencing in the morning with a session of rock climbing and abseiling. After lunch they spent the afternoon out on the lake, venturing out on the giant paddle board, both standing and kneeling through the waters.
Mr Sharrock’s Group started the morning out with the sky pole, testing their courage and bravery with heights, with many attempts at the leap of faith from the top platform. The afternoon encompassed both time on the lake and up in the trees, paddling out in joined canoes and lifting sails for a race back to shore. After a quick shower and hot chocolate, helmets were put back on for a climbing session up trees at the hopes of reaching the ringer at the top.
Mr Wylde’s Group started the day off with a long and steep trek up Gummer’s Howe with the good fortune of pleasant weather aiding their ascent and descent through the journey. Following the treat of an ice-cream, the group set sail back to Tower Wood in good time.
Thursday 10th October
We’ve had another very busy day in the Lake District. We’ve all been out in the hills exploring and taking in the scenery.
Mr. Wylde’s group have been to visit Cathedral Quarry – ask your children about it, the pictures don’t do it justice. We had to walk to the quarry and then we had our lunch in a field with some sheep. When we came back to Tower Wood, we went on the Sky Pole – essentially climbing up a pole, standing on a little platform on the top and then leaping off to try and catch a trapeze… clearly roped up. Have a look at the photos, it looks like we’re flying in some of them.
Mrs. Spacey’s and Mr. Sharrock’s groups have been on their Adventure Day. Every year we programme a day where the children start at Tower Wood and then venture out, using no vehicles to get around. All the children have been on a walk through Moor How and up onto Gummer’s Howe. It is a really great opportunity to encourage the children to develop resilience – they have to keep trying and pushing themselves as there is no way back otherwise.
Enjoy the photos and we’ll update for the final time on the way home tomorrow.
Friday 11th October
Today, even though it was our last day at Tower Wood, we didn’t let that bother us. We made sure we were packed and organised last night – sorting through the lost property – so we didn’t have to do it this morning.
After our final cooked breakfast, we headed out to meet our instructors. Mr. Wylde’s group were going out on the lake on the giant paddle boards; Mr. Sharrock’s group were also on the lake in kayaks; Mrs. Spacey’s group were trying their hand at the Sky Pole.
All of the groups had a fantastic time and it was an excellent way to end our week at Tower Wood.
A note from Mr. Wylde…
Now that we are all safely back, I’d like to add a few thank you notes to this page.
Firstly, to the children. Well done everyone! We have had a truly fantastic week. You have been incredible – a credit to your families and to our school. I hope you have made lots and lots of memories you will look back on in years to come!
The parents. Thank you for giving your children the opportunity to go to Tower Wood. All the children were wonderful and it has been a pleasure to spend the week with them and watch them grow. Every single child has developed and matured this week. They have learn so many new skills that they will be able to transfer to other areas of learning and life.
The staff. I’d like to extend a huge thank you to Mr. Sharrock, Mrs. Spacey, Mr. Carroll and Miss Stedman; without you, our residential would not have been possible. Thank you for all the hard work you put in during the weeks and months before we left. Thank you for all the hard work and commitment you showed while we were away. I know it is a big ask to give up a week of your time.
The instructors. Thank you Rebecca, Susan, Graham and Loz. You have made our children’s week at Tower Wood absolutely fantastic and they have loved it. You are all truly outstanding!
Parent’s Comments while we were away…
Hi Theo, hope you have had an amazing first day and you enjoy the rest of the week. We miss you already and cant wait to hear all about it on Friday. Mum, Dad and Freddie xx
Glad you’ve all arrived safely. Have fun on your first day x
Hiya Connor, Hope you’re having a great time, enjoys yourself with your friends and don’t fall in the lake!! Love from Mummy, Daddy, Katie and Simba xx
Hi Maisie, Glad you’ve arrived safe and sound. Hope you all have a fab week and can’t wait to see you on Friday. Enjoy yourself. Loads of Love from Mum and Dad xxx
Behave yourself Mike TV and don’t keep everyone awake tonight talking! Have a brilliant time and don’t forget to come home. Love Mum xx
Hey Corey! The house is so quiet without you, we miss you already and can’t wait for you to get home. Have an amazing week. Love Claire, Dad and Smudge! X
Hi Moo Bear. Glad you are all there safe and well. Let’s just say the house is very quiet this evening love and miss you lots already. See you Friday. Love mum, Danny and Katie
Hi Jamie. Hope you had a fun first day. Luke is already missing you…lol Take care and have loads of fun.
Lots of love, Mum and Luke xx
Hey Nate, Hope you’re having the best time. Can’t wait to hear all about it on Friday. Make sure you try all the fun activities. Don’t let Me Wylde near the cake! Love you Pud xx
Milli, Is it Friday yet? Obviously I am missing you loads! One good thing though, I can listen to Bon Jovi ‘old fashioned music’ on my way to work. The photos look like you are having a fantastic time with your friends, the food sounds yummy too! I bet the cooking is better than mine (but that’s not hard to beat). I can’t wait to see the photos of your day today. Love Mum X <3
Jess Moo, What can I say you’re in so many pictures so I guess you’ve done a lot, well done. Make sure you get plenty of sleep as I’m sure you will need the energy! Keep being you and smiling away, I look forward to seeing the picture every night love you mummy.
Hi Gracie Boo, Looks like you are having a fab time. So glad you are having this experience with your friends. We miss you lots. Keep on trying new things. Love you lots, Mum, Dad and Finley x
Hello everyone. We have really enjoyed looking at the photographs of you all. We think you are very brave for joining in all of those activities. We are having a lovely time at school but we do really miss you! Keep having lots of fun, lots of love, Your Reception buddies X
Wow. The pictures look great. Not sure who’s having more fun, the pupils or the teachers!! Enjoy yourselves and see you soon Izzy. Love Mum, Dad, Lucas and Amber x
Hi Isaac, Grandma and Grandpa here, hope you’re having a great time. Your mum has been showing me the pictures it looks amazing. We’re missing you so much can’t wait to hear all about it. See you soon Grandma and Grandpa x
Lanie, I am amazed at how comfortable you looked in that boat! Do we have a sailor maybe? It looks like you all are making some great memories and are trying so many things you thought you never would. Mum and Dad cannot tell you how proud we are of you! Bear is still looking for you and misses you really bad. We love you sweetheart. Love, Mum, Dad, Maggie and Bear
Sarah and Finley
Hey Harry. Wow what great pictures of you! Looks like you’re having a great time!! Finley is missing you so I’ve just shown him the pictures of you! I hear you’ll be able to make your own packed lunch when you get home! We can’t wait to hear all about it! Day 3 already!! Lots of Love Sarah, Dad and Finley x
Hi Ashlee and Bethany, I love your photos. It looks like you are having too much fun! Why are you carrying a tree?? Love Mum x
Hi Corey! Looks like you’re having an amazing time! Claire and I miss you so much. Enjoy your time at tower wood, you’ll remember days like these forever! Love Dad, Claire and Smudge x
Hi Phoebe. Hope you’re having a fab time. We are missing you loads, sending you huge hugs! Loads of love, Mum and Evie x
Hi Harry. We hope you have had the best time and enjoyed your day! Enjoy your last night. We can’t wait to see you and hear all about it! The pictures of you look fab! See you tomorrow! Finley can’t wait to see you!
Love Dad, Sarah and Finley xx
Hi Harold, I hope you’ve enjoyed your week of adventures, seeing the pictures of all of your activities has really brightened my days! I can’t wait to see you tomorrow night and hear all about it. Love Mum x
Hi Mil. Last night tonight, so surely there should be a midnight feast! Haha! I cannot wait to see you tomorrow, I’ll be sat waiting at my classroom window. EVERYONE has missed you! I’m extremely proud of you for everything you’ve achieved on this week away. You would have never got me abseiling down that mountain so I’m incredibly proud! I’m looking forward to hearing all about it when you are home. See you tomorrow! YAY! Mum x
Hello everyone!!! Hope you have had a great time at Tower Wood. Enjoy your last day and see you on Friday. I miss you x Karol
Hi Francis! Super excited to see you later! Have missed you loads. Jacob will be so happy as he has missed having you to play with & has been checking the item shop every day for you!!!! 🙂 See you soon my beautiful boy. Love Mum, Dad & Jacob x
Hi Milli. YES! One more sleep till your home! Hope you have a fun night and get to play lots of games. Love you so much and see you tomorrow. Dad, Lori and Bobby x
Hi Jamie. Enjoy your last day tomorrow. The week has gone by so fast. I’m looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Lots of love, Mum.
Hi Lola. Wow last night already. I hope you’ve enjoyed your week. I’m so proud you have lasted the full week, we knew you could do it. We love you and cannot wait to see you tomorrow. Enjoy your last night Mum, Dad, Hallie and Oscar x
Milli, Glad you arrived safely. Have a great first day and make sure you get SOME sleep tonight. Can’t wait to see the photos! Love Mum x x
Hi Francis.You’ve been looking forward to going Tower Wood all weekend, hope you’re having fun already with your friends. Stay warm and keep hydrated. We are all missing you. Jacob, Mum and Dad.
Glad you all arrived safe. Have a great time Isaac with your class mates, we miss you already! See…… I Told you I wouldn’t cry! Lots of love Mum, Dad and Elliot xx
Hi Harold, glad you got there safe and sound, stay dry and get some sleep! Have an amazing week and I cant wait to hear all about it on Friday, Love Mum xx
Hi again Maisie. Just seen the pics and can’t believe how much you’ve got done on your first day! I bet you’re all shattered! (Although I reckon that’s probably what the teachers would have wanted so you all get to sleep early tonight!!) Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and continue to have as much fun as you look to have had today. Loads of Love and missing you lots, Mum and Dad xx
Hi Miss Stedman, I hope you have had a fun first day. The office seemed quiet without you! Lots of love, Mrs Barnes x
Hi Ashlee and Bethany, Glad you got there ok. You look like you have had so much fun already! Hope you have enjoyed your first night and have not spent the whole night talking. Love you both loads and missing you! Love Mum x
Hi Nate. It looks like you are having an amazing time there. We can’t wait to hear all about it when you get home. It’s so quiet at home without you! We all miss you so much but we are super happy that you are having such a good time 🙂 See you soon. Lots of love from Mum, Paul, Jack, Lola and Prince X
Hi Max and Oscar, from the photos it looks like you’re having a great time. Oscar I hope you’re managing to find something you like to eat and Max isn’t keeping everyone awake talking. Missing you both loads but at least there’s no arguments over who is sitting in the front of the car. Can’t wait to see you on Friday. Lots of love Mum, Dad, Jack, Mia and Lucas x
Hi Harry, saw the pics from your first day looks like you’re having a blast! Loved the pose beside the lake! Anyway the weather is wild here so hope your keeping warm and dry. I’ve no one to watch bake off with so I’ll wait till your home! Love you lots x
Lori & Mitchell
Milli/MiMi, Bobby was in ‘MiMi’s bed’ this morning watching TV! The pics look great and sounds like you’re having some lovely food (I hope it’s not better than my cooking). You had a special package come through the post from Australia today, we’re dying to open it. We love you gorgeous girl. Dad, Lori and Bobby x
Hi Francis x We are all missing you so much. X hope you’re having a lovely time, looks amazing. Love you lots from Mum, Dad & Jacob ❤ x
Hi Grace. Looks like you are having an amazing time. Keep trying new things. Love you Dad x
Hey Maisie, I can’t believe you’re on day 3 already! Only 2 more sleeps to go till you’re back home disturbing the peace and messing up the house… and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Hope you are making the most of this fabulous opportunity to experience so many new activities and challenges. You will look back on this week with so many fond memories for many years to come. Love you so much and can’t wait till you’re back on Friday to listen to all the amazing stories you will have to tell us. Take care and carry on having lots of fun! Loads of love from Mum and Dad x
Hi Theo, I can’t believe you guys are on day 3 already! It looks like you have had so much fun over the past few days so no wonder you all spelt so well last night 🙂 It’s so strange not having you in the house and Freddie is still asking about you, I bet you miss him just as much as he misses you! I know we’re missing you loads! Continue to have the most amazing time with all the activities and can’t wait to hear about them all on Friday once your home. Lots of love Mum, Dad and Freddie
Hi Grace. Hope you are having a brilliant time doing lots of exciting new activities .Keep nice and warm. Love you and see you soon. Grandma & Granddad x
MiMi, I am missing you lots and lots. I hope you are doing what I love best and playing in the muddy puddles and having lots of fun! Love you, your favourite…Bobby x
Hi everyone. I have loved seeing all the photos of the fabulous things you are doing! It has been fab to hear all about your activities when we have face timed. I am so very proud of you all. We are all missing you and your buddies keep asking when you are back. Enjoy the last couple of days and make sure Mr Carroll doesn’t lose anything else in the water! Lots of love to you all Mrs Barnett x
Richard and Gina
Hi Ashlee and Bethany! Looks like you are having a great time!! See you Saturday Love Dad, Gina and Ryan x
Morning Alex, we’re beyond excited to see you tomorrow! Feels like so long though it looks like you’re having a great time, the pictures look amazing (shown them to everyone). Charlotte said they showed her class the pictures yesterday and her favourite is you in the boat. Glad to see you’re getting your morning brew. Enjoy every minute of your last day/night and we will see you tomorrow handsome! Love you lots. Mum, Dad, Jack and Charlotte x P.S Renee is being especially noisy wondering where you are!
Hiya Ava Quaver! Wow the abseiling looked amazing! Hope you’ve had fun today – I’m sure you have. You’ve had so many fantastic experiences this week and I can’t wait to hear all about them. We are missing you loads and are super excited to see you tomorrow (not quite so excited to see all the washing you will be bringing home though!) Love you lots and lots Mum, Dad and Tobes x
Hi everyone! I hope you have a great time and you enjoyed yourselves. I miss you so much and probably your Reception Buddies have too. See you tomorrow. Enjoy yourselves for the last day. Karol x
Hi Ava! Glad you’ve arrived safe and sound. Hope you have had a fab first day. Miss you lots and can’t wait to see the photos. Love you lots Mummy. Daddy and Toby x
Hi Melanie, I hope you have a wonderful experience and an amazing week. Dad and Bear are missing you already! I want to hear all about your adventures when I get home so, make lots of amazing memories and do not be afraid to try new things because you are a star! Love and kisses, Mum, Dad, Maggie and Bear Bear!
Hi Harry. We are glad you got there safe and sound! We hope you have a great time and can’t wait to hear all about it on Friday! Finley is asking why he couldn’t come with you in your bag? He sends you a big hug and is currently doing you a little happy dance! Lots of Love Dad and Sarah
Hi Grace. Glad you arrived safely hope you’re having an amazing time. We miss you already. Lots of love
Mum, Mark and Thomas X
Hi Lola, I’m so glad you are having fun with all your friends. You all look like you’re having an awesome time. We all miss you Hallie said you must be the one to make all the noise as the house was very quiet last night. Stay brave, you can do this. Love you loads mum, dad, Hallie and Oscar x
Hiya Jamie. The pictures are amazing and you look so happy in them. Have a great day today. Lots of love Mum & Luke
Hi Grace. Your first day looked amazing! Hope you’re having lots of fun. Lots of love Mum, Mark and Thomas X
Hiya Ava, I’ve seen the pics from yesterday – it looks like you’ve had a busy fun packed day! I’m sure you are having as much fun today. We miss you lots and can’t wait to see the photos from today. Love you lots Mum, Dad and Tobes x
Hey Captain, The photos all look fantastic! Very jealous of all the activities you’re doing! Your little brother is keeping me busy but keeps looking for you – I need you back to help me keep him in check! You never told me that I had to stand in for you tonight at football training… your kit was a bit of a tight fit but I think I pulled it off! Anyway I don’t think they’ll invite me back anytime soon! Looking forward to seeing you Friday! Love Dad x
Hi Isaac, the pictures looking like you’re having a fab time. We miss you sooo much. There is loads of food left in the cupboards, the house is tidy and your bedroom is spotless for once! Can’t wait for you to come home and miss it all up I really miss nagging you! Looking forward to seeing more pics. Lots of love Mum Dad and Elliot x
Hey Phoebes, Hope you’re having a good time and enjoying the food. Bet the lake is going to be cold. Don’t hurry home, stay a few extra days if you like. See you Friday x
Hi Connor! I’m glad you got through day 2 without drowning! Hope you are doing fun activities there at Tower Wood. Lots of love Kitty Kat!!
Hi Grace. We are missing you so much now even Thomas said he missed you, haha. The photographs look brilliant and show how much fun you are all having each day. Carry on having fun and making lots of memories with all your friends. We can’t wait to see you on Friday although I am not looking forward to all the washing. Lots and lots of love Mum, Mark and Thomas x
Hi Lola. We are super proud of you. What a marvellous adventure you are having. Tower Woods looks amazing and I think we would like to stay there ourselves and climb a few trees. Love Nanny and Grandpa
Hi Jamie. Enjoyed looking at the pictures from yesterday. I’m sure you loved your delicious breakfast… lol Hope you had lots more fun again today and can’t wait to see the pictures again. Love you lots and lots. Mum
Hiya Ava Quaver! It looks like you are having an amazing time. The photos are fab and you look so happy. It is very quiet here without you – even Toby is missing you! He says he has no-one to annoy!! Keep having fun and make the most of your last couple of days – we can’t wait to hear all about your adventures on Friday. We love you lots and lots and lots Mum, Dad and Tobes x
Hi Theo. Wow it looks like you have all had such a good time, it’s been great to see all the pictures. I imagine some of the activities have been a challenge for you and a little outside of your comfort zone but I hope you have been able to push yourself and learn a valuable lesson that you can do anything when you put your mind to it ☺ Enjoy your last night together, you have made amazing memories this week you can all look back on for years to come. We miss you mate, and can’t wait till your home to tell us all about your adventures. Love you buddy, Dad, Mum & Freddie x
Hi Francis. We are all missing you so much but know you’re having a fantastic time. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!!!! 🙂 Have a great day! Love you lots from Mum, Dad and Jacob. X 🙂
Hey Maisie. Your Mum and I have just been checking out yesterday’s pictures! OMG… the lake looks freezing! Rather you than me, haha! Well done for getting up that mahoosive tree too, that is some achievement! Really hope you enjoy your last full day and can’t believe you’re back home tomorrow! This week has gone so fast! Loads and loads of love as always and remember that we are so proud of everything you do. Can’t wait to see you tomorrow. Love from Mum and Dad 🙂
Hi Rivin. Don’t worry about all the kisses everyone’s getting on all their messages, I’ll give you a big kiss and hug when you get off the bus, in front of your friends haha. See you Friday son, missing you loads, Dad and Debs.
Hi Grace. I’m so, so proud of you! The pictures are amazing – I can’t believe what you’ve been up to. We are so excited to pick you up tomorrow and hear all about it. Love you millions. Mum, Dad and Finners x
Morning Jamie. I am so proud of you! 🙂 You look so happy in the pictures and they are all amazing. Looking forward to seeing you later today. I have really missed you and can’t wait to give you a big hug and loads of kisses. Lots of love Mum.
Milli/MiMi. We hope you have a fab week with your friends! We miss you already and love you lots. Dad, Lori and Bobby xxx
Hi Oscar and Max, hope you’re having an amazing time. The house is very quiet without you both but we miss you. Can’t wait to hear all about it on Friday. Lots of love, Mum, Dad, Jack, Mia and Lucas x
Hi Isabel, Wishing you a wonderful week. Looking forward to seeing you and hearing about your adventures on Friday. Lots of love from Mum, Dad, Lucas and Amber!! X
Hi Alex, glad you’re there safe. We’re missing you loads already! Have the best time with everyone. Love you lots Mum, dad, Jack and Charlotte X
Wow Melanie…it looked like you did loads yesterday. I am loving the breakfast picture, you look so amused. Relax and enjoy yourself. Dad said Bear has been looking for you all day. You are going to be smothered in kisses when you get home. Love, Mum
Hi Theo, well it looks like you all had an amazing first day full of adventures, I hope you got stuck in and had loads of fun! Freddie keeps asking when you’re coming home. He’s defo missing you loads already! Hope your second day was as good! Love you lots, Love Mum, Dad and your annoying brother Freddie x
Hi Grace, Hope you’re having fun? It looks like you are. Enjoy the rest of your week and we can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back. Love Dad, Tasha, Chelsey and Blue. X
Year 6, The photos look like you are having an amazing time. Your buddies are missing you lots!! They keep asking when you are all coming back. They have said it’s the longest school trip ever! I agree! School is so quiet. We all miss you, including the rabbits and the hens. Enjoy the rest of the week. Have fun. We can’t wait to hear about it. Mrs Aris
Hi Alex, Charlotte said to say she loves you, you’re her favourite and she’s missing you lots xx
Pics look ace! Love you x
Hey Maisie, Hope you’re still enjoying yourself, sounds like you’ve had another fab day! Nanna and Grandad both say hi and send their love. They hope you’re having a brilliant week and also send big woofs from Molly too. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week. Hope the weather stays ok for you all. Lots of love from Mum and Dad… looking forward to our 12 missed hugs on Friday x
Morning Everyone, Wow! The pictures look great and like you are all having so much fun. Grace I am so proud of you. I saw the picture of you coming out of a tunnel and I know that was something you were really scared of! Well done for being brave and trying new things even when you might not really want too. The house is so quiet (but tidy) without you. Can’t wait to see you on Friday. Lots of love, Mum, Dad and Finley x
Hi Rivin. Looks like you’re having lots of fun Hope you’re eating all your meals. You need to keep your strength up for climbing trees. Miss you loads see you Friday. Love Dad and Debbie x
Hi Mil, I hope you’ve had a great day with your friends. I can’t believe all the activities you are doing and all the walking! You can never moan at me now when I take you shopping at the Trafford Centre! Everyone is missing you. Dan is not impressed that you are missing his birthday tomorrow and Lucy said she will miss you reading with her tonight. Stuart has even said he misses you, he misses hearing the TikTok songs – can you believe he actually said that! I love seeing the photos of you and your friends. Please try to get the Lawrence in the lake. If you ask Mr Sharrock he will know who that is! Keep having fun! Mum, Stuart, Dan and Lucy x
Hi Lola! Wow, day 3 and you look like you are having a fantastic time. The pictures look great. We are super proud of how brave you are being, keep it up and the rest of the week will fly by. Just enjoy your last 2 days and we will see you soon. Love you and miss loads Mum, Dad, Hallie and Oscar x
Sniff sniff, nose twitch, nose twitch “Where’s my Curly Kale Connor?” Missing you Connor!! P.S. I ate the CCTV wire oops!!
Hi Ashlee and Bethany, you look like you are having a wonderful time. Hope you enjoy your last few days and hurry up home it’s too quiet without you both. Love Mum x
Melanie, look at what you have accomplished! We are so proud of you for trying new experiences and it looks like you have enjoyed every minute. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful team of staff from The Willows, and we would like to say thank you to each and every one of you that have given your time, patience and energy so these children could have the experience of a lifetime! Dad, Maggie and Bear cannot wait to see you tomorrow! We love you! Mum and Dad x
Hi Grace. Can’t believe you’re in your last couple of days and final night already. You look like you’ve had an amazing adventure and can’t wait to see you tomorrow and hear all about it. Grandma said she has missed you and sends you a big kiss and cuddle. Lots of love. Mum, Mark, Thomas and Grandma x
Hi Oscar and Max, hope you enjoy your last full day and night. Can’t wait to see you tomorrow, we’ve really missed you although I’m not looking forward to all your washing! Lots of love Mum, Dad, Jack, Mia and Lucas x
Hi again Connor!! I love you my darling big bro’! Can’t wait to see you tomorrow because I’ve had no one to annoy whilst you’ve been away which is very boring. Simba has been given the all clear and we are hoping to go and see a future wife-bun called Honey when you get home. Hope you have had a fun time and that you get home safely. Lots of love Katie and Simba x
Donna, Isaac’s Mum
Hi Isaac. Wow what a great time you’re all having it looks fab, we’re all super jealous! It’s your last night tonight hope you don’t have any pranks planned for your poor teachers (I know what your like)! We cannot wait to see you tomorrow it’s been a very long 5 days without you, missed you so much. Dad, Elliot and I can’t wait to pick you up tomorrow after school. Have fun spud on your last night enjoy every minute can’t wait to hear all about it. LOVE YOU BUCKETS! Mum Dad and Elliot x Oh, Matilda says meow!