After a delicious meal with jelly and ice cream, an evening visit to the beach for more games and some time in the dorm, the children were treated to a warm mug of hot chocolate and a biscuit before we all gathered together to watch a film. Settling to sleep, children were excellent with minimal disturbances. Well done children!
In the morning, we all topped up our energy levels with a great breakfast ready for a beach walk to the RNLI station. Along the way, we were able to spot physical and human features of the seaside including some colourful beach huts. At the Lifeboat station, we learnt about the two rescue boats and the special equipment on each boat used to help people in trouble in the water. One of the volunteers showed us the uniform, which he told us takes only 45 seconds to put on. How quick they must be! The beach lifeguard reminded us of the importance of looking for the red and yellow flags when paddling in the sea and he shared some of the special equipment he uses including the rescue board that can be used to rescue over 16 people at a time!
After a gentle walk back along the beach, we enjoyed a tasty lunch prepared by the ladies at the centre and had a final play on the beach. Before leaving, we squeezed in a 'Happy Birthday' for Miss Johnson and had a cupcake to celebrate the occasion. The coach journey home was quieter as some children began their catch up of sleep.
Well done to all the children for super behaviour and making the most of this exciting opportunity before moving on to your junior schools. A massive thank you to Mrs MacLauchlan, Mrs Babic and all staff who were able to attend.