Arrival – Rapport building
We arrived safe and sound and have had a great afternoon settling into life at Arethusa.
Firstly Karen (our housekeeper) showed us how to do an 'Arethusa bed' - we are now all fully trained and equipped in making our own beds and can't wait to show you when we arrive home.
'The duvet was a little bit hard but I got it in the end.' - Freya
We met our instructor, Alex, for the week who gave us lots of useful hints and tips before giving us all a quick site tour and a fire drill. Swimming was a great first day activity. We went for our 'Splash and Dash' session before heading off on our woodland trek.
‘Now, Woodland Walk, this is a different matter because the problem was…MUD!! I got caked in brown MUD’ - Joe
After all of the adventure of day 1 we had a hearty meal of sausages, mash and cabbage which replaced lots of the energy that we had used during the day. It was wonderful to welcome Miss Baker and her son Henry, down for the evening to see us all.
The staff knew that night one was going to be a long long night but were pleasantly surprised that we were mainly settled relatively early (that was until some of the boys woke Mr Dockrell at 4am...)
We are all looking forward to a fun packed day tomorrow with four outdoor activities.