Year 6 spent two nights camping at Lordstones Country Park near Carlton-in-Cleveland. We left school early on the morning and arrived ready to set up camp. The camp was set up in no time at all. Everybody pitched in to put the tents up, and sort out our sleeping areas. We then barely had time to eat our lunch before the teachers had us on our way. On the first day, we went on a short walk through to a dense wood. We skirted around the edge of steep hills and looked out across impressive views to Teesside and the sea beyond. Although, Mrs Mackay couldn’t see the transporter bridge! We spent some time building shelters from fallen trees and logs in the wood. Some were spacious and cosy enough to sleep in. Others weren’t so successful. But we all had a fantastic time! Camp life that first night was fantastic. We ate a delicious barbecue and played games until the sun died behind the hills. As the sun faded, we set off on a night walk that took us through dark woods and up and down hills. Without our torches we would have seen nothing. It was incredible listening to the trees creak and the owls hoot in the dark. After a restful and cosy night’s sleep, we devoured our breakfast and set off on a walk into the hills. We climbed up to the seat above Lordstones and again enjoyed stunning views as we walked along the tops of the hills. We finally arrived at the Wainstones after a long walk. Whilst there, we ate our dinner and then put on a helmet to take part in some Weaselling (squeezing between tight rocks). As the rain started to fall we set off back to camp.
Year 6 had a fantastic time and we would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff and volunteers who came with us and made it such a fantastic trip!
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