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Goodbye to Robin Wood

Sad to say goodbye as the children are waved off by their group leaders from the middle of nowhere (Robin Wood). An  activity filled three days comes to an end, now it’s time for the long journey home, with lots of exciting tails to tell and experiences to share.

A forest forage trail
A forest forage trail

An amble along the forest trail highlighted some of the culinary delights offered by  Mother Nature.

Deep in the cave
Deep in the cave

Experiencing the narrow twisting passages in the cave complex.

Not wet enough
Not wet enough

The very wet fun of the stream walk.

Working as a team
Working as a team

Solving the clues in the Dragons lair.

The right colours in the right places
The right colours in the right places

A magical place

The quest
The quest
Stream walk
Stream walk
Tall towers
Tall towers

You hear about the place every year, but do you ever get to see Robin Wood and the magnificent countryside in which it is set? The River South Tyne valley near Alston provide the ideal setting where the children can enjoy in safety the thrills and excitement of outdoor adventure and discovery. Hidden by trees, the centre with its fairy-tail towers sits high above the river surrounded by yurts, ponds, and rope swings, providing the challenges loved by the children, every thing form climbing walls to caving, rope slides to river walks, challenges and quests.

A walk on the wild side

Down to the river
Down to the river

Mother Nature smiled on the children as they set off early from school on their intrepid adventure to Robin Wood.

After a quick comfort stop at the last services on the M6 we hit the long and winding road that took us further and further into the hills of the northern Pennines, and our destination for the next three days.
“Are we their yet?”
“How long now?”
“Is it far?”
“Are we their yet?”
“Yes!”
The children looked out of the coach windows.
“Where is Robin Wood?”

Only a short walk away came the reply, so the children donned their rucksacks and set of on a three mile walk from the middle of nowhere, to a pleasant picnic by the river, to the middle of nowhere, to what turned out to be Robin Wood our venue for the next three days of adventure and fun.

 

Picnic by the river
Picnic by the river

Year 5 and 6 Athletics Competition 2014

On Wednesday 2nd July some children from Year 5 and 6 took part in the annual SSPSSA Athletics competition at Woodbank Park. The children were all brilliant and as a school we ended up finishing 3rd out of approximately 9 schools. The Year 6 boys won their relay race with an amazingly lead! Well done to all the children who took part!

Betty in action
Betty in action
Betty competing in the long jump
Betty competing in the long jump
Max competing in the long jump
Max competing in the long jump
Gracie competing in the triple jump
Gracie competing in the triple jump
The Team!
The Team!
The Team!
The Team!
The winning Year 6 relay team!
The winning Year 6 relay team!
Relay change over between Gracie and Toby
Relay change over between Gracie and Toby

Year 5 win Brain Buster Challenge at HGHS!

On Wednesday 25th June, Thomas Wells, Charlotte Wells, Emily Parkinson and Nathan Millward had the morning at Hazel Grove High School to compete against 4 other primary schools in the annual Brain Buster Maths Challenge! After lots of hard work, Norbury came out as champions with an impressive total of 132 points, with the team coming second scoring 95 points!  Well done to the children and Mrs Anderson for their effort and hard work.

The winners!
The winners!

 

Year 5 have had a very busy start to the term.  We have all made an individual front cover for our new theme books based on our theme ‘When you go down to the wood…’

Ethan J's Front Cover
Ethan J’s Front Cover