Monday 11th July
We left Bratton full of excitement and had a smooth journey to Hooke Court. We arrived a little bit early but we went into our accommodation and tackled the first task of making our beds. We explored the house and spent some time in the rooms, even playing some card games with Mrs Gray.
We ate our lunch and enjoyed the shady area outside.
Our first activity of the day was ‘Bridging the Moat’. We learned how to tie ropes securely to connect three pieces of wood so we could use them to transport supplies to the other side of the water.
By half past 3, it had cooled down so we went for a walk to explore the grounds and even had a brief run around on the sports field.
We enjoyed our dinner of pasta with bolognese or tomato sauce and garlic bread, before having apple crumble for dessert.
To end the day, we had our ‘Nightline’ activity, where we were guided around while wearing a blindfold. We have to put our trust in each other and learned to work as a team, appreciating our sense of sight.
We have enjoyed our first day and are hoping for a good night’s sleep.