The children have all arrived safe and well. The journey was a little longer than expected due to a diversion, so everyone was ready for lunch on arrival!
All the bags were dropped off at Lee Abbey and then everyone went into Linton and Lynmouth for lunch and a ride on the cliff railway. Ms Hull said that when the children were visiting gift shops in the high street, she had lots of lovely comments from the shopkeepers on how polite and courteous the children were.
Back at Lee Abbey, the children had a delicious tea – lasagne followed by chocolate mousse. The residential centre has been revamped and redecorated, and I think our school is one of the first to see the new Lee Abbey! After tea, the children went for a walk around the grounds and were told the story of Squire Bailey, who used to own Lee Abbey. I’ve been to Lee Abbey many times, and I’ve never heard this story, so I look forward to hearing it when the children get back!
Everyone slept well and woke up this morning to a cooked breakfast! This will set them up for today’s activities: crate stacking, archery and low ropes. The weather is a bit windy and rainy this morning, but I’m sure this won’t dampen their spirits!
More news tomorrow morning.