We went to Conkers for two nights and three days. When we got there, we went to our dorms in the youth hostel and got ready to do our first activity. We had to go onto a train to get to Conkers and got to play in the park.
The first activity we did was trying to find different kinds of feathers, leaves and petals. The second activity was an obstacle course and there were about five teams competing. It was very long. There were a lot of hard obstacles but, while we were doing them, the team had to carry a bucket of water. The team who dropped the least water by the time they reached the end, won.
On the second day, the first activity we did was the bare foot walk, which was painful. We had to walk in gravel, mud, wood logs, water, straw and big rocks, but it was great fun.
In bush craft, we had to make shelters with only sticks and tarpaulin sheets! It was a lot of fun. My group built a very low shelter. It was so small that you had to die down in it. Afterwards, we made a fire. We used big logs to keep the fire from spreading, then we made a little platform to keep the fire off the ground. We fluffed up some cotton wool to make the fire go. After that, we made a little triangle of twigs to direct the fire up. Then, we used a flint and steel to light the fire. None of us could do it so Mr Gide did it. We toasted marshmallows on our campfire.
Afterwards, we did some orienteering, which was fun, and then we got the train back to the other part of Conkers and walked back to the youth hostel. When we got back, we discoed hard!
On the last day, it was wet, so we went inside for the day. We went to the gift shop, did a work sheet and went into the forest of doom! After lunch, we went in the play area, ate lunch and then walked back to the youth centre before heading to the coach for the journey home.
By Amelie Beynon & Isla Lacey