On a cold, foggy Friday morning 12 lucky year 6 children boarded the luxury coach and headed off for a fun filled day at Lineham Farm. We had a brief stop off to pick up another school lucky enough to get an extra visit.
When we arrived, we took the short walk along the road and were greeted by the Lineham staff. They were reminded of the rules of Lineham and what the day entailed.
First up the children took a wander around the grounds and were shown how the farm was helping the environment by planting new trees to create another wooded area. We trailed round the existing woods, looking out for unusual objects you wouldn’t expect to find.
After a quick turnaround, the children set off to help Richard feed and look after the animals. We visited Rolo and Polo, the two Shetland Ponies who are over 30 years old (90 in horse years), the two Rams, ready to chat up the ladies, the pigs, goats and chickens, who pecked at our hands to get the corn.
All the children congregated in the lunch hall for some sandwiches and flapjack and a refreshing drink, ready for the afternoon adventures.
The children were taken across to the barn, where
they put on their safety equipment of a harness and a helmet.
They were then attached to ropes and attempted to scale the newly installed climbing wall. All children had success and the majority made all the way to the top, with some encouragement from students and staff alike. All children should be proud of their efforts.Finally, the children were taken outside and were set challenges on the low ropes. They had to master the obstacle course, without stepping on the ‘molten lava’ and attempt to get all their group stood on various sizes of platform, one which was about half a metre square.
The girls shone out as the star group and didn’t lose a life throughout the whole exercise, unlucky boys.
I would like to congratulate all the children on a wonderful day, made all the better by the excellent behaviour and enthusiasm of all the children.