As you can see from the pictures, Year 4 children and staff have all had an exciting but challenging time at Fairthorne Manor. We have had highs and lows, crawling under ‘electric wires’ in the cloggy clay at the Team Challenge and seeing who could build the tallest crate tower without it toppling and being left dangling in the air.
Many children faced their fears, climbing the vertical assault, reaching new levels on every turn and often asking to have another go and beat their last attempt. They also loved the Aerial Runway, a zip wire that took them over a tributary of the River Hamble.
In the evening, we were led on a night walk by our lead instructor Cam, we tested out night vision and learnt a little more about why pirates wore eye patches – please ask your child about this and I am sure they will demonstrate.
Over the two days, YMCA and Fordingbridge staff were incredibly impressed by the behaviour of all children on the trip and their enthusiasm to tackle all of the activities. This year’s trip to Fairthorne Manor was a brilliant success and we thank you for allowing your child to experience the opportunities that Fairthorne gives. Well done to all of Year 4, we had a fantastic time!