2022 Calshot Day 4!

21/01/2022

Day 4 

Thursday Evening Update: 

We have uploaded some pictures below which are some of activities from today. We have also created a video montage of some of the skiing. (Apologies but 1 group is missing but we hope to add some of their video after they do their last session tomorrow.)

Please click the link below:

Calshot Ski Special 

Group 2 Ski Special (missed out on original video)

 


Thursday morning. About 5:40 am :-)

And so day 4 dawns here at Calshot 2022. Had a quick look outside and it is cold but dry, which is great news. The forecast is pretty good today with some sun although we did have a rain shower yesterday that wasn’t forecast!

We had a really good day yesterday  and last night we shared some of the great achievements of the day. Actually it got quite emotional as this year the pupils have been so supportive of each other and shown what truly amazing young people they are! The teamwork and kindness shown by the pupils has been very impressive - and we are VERY proud of them all. For some pupils the challenge might be climbing a wall or abseiling but for others it is missing family & home. As the week progresses everyone gets quite tired. We really are in the go from early morning until bedtime and it is a physical, as well as a mental, challenge. It is also been great for pupils to have no TV, internet, video games or mobile phones throughout the week - another challenge for some! 

We have also been very proud of our ‘fussy eaters’ this week - all have them have tried new things and all have eaten well. Another Calshot challenge!

We hope you have enjoyed looking at the photographs. We do try and get a range but it is a challenging job - especially as the wifi is only available in a small area. With such a large group of pupils here, it is not easy to keep a track of everyone in the photographs.

Hopefully there will be some more photographs later today. We finish off today with the big Portway quiz evening, which should be lots of fun! Tomorrow we have a full morning of activities and we plan to be back at school by 2:30. Please could parents wait for us in the area outside the dining room (inside the wooden fence)  then we will bring the pupils to you. The bags will be unloaded off of the coach onto the path and then they can be collected from there.

Many thanks for allowing us to take your sons and daughters away with us this week. They have done you proud!

On a personal note it has been odd knowing this is my last ever pupil residential. I worked out that I have done 24 during my career and I will really miss being away with young people after this year. I have always found that you get to know a dIfferent side of them when you are away from school and it is always lovely to see their independence and confidence grow on theses trips.

Please check back later and we will try to add some more photographs, which should appear below.

Mr Deery