Junior School

Educating the Whole Child

Avon Tyrrell - Day 4

The last final day of activities has happened and what a great day it has been.  Over the week, the children have now completed the following activities: abseiling, canoeing, raft-building, climbing, sports, fun games, camp fire, shelter building, orienteering, zip-wire and archery! 


As we type this up, the music is booming and the happy sound of children singing to songs and cheering away is vibrating through the room.  'Sweet Caroline' started to play and we decided to join in the fun.  It was no surprise to see certain cricket fans at the front leading the song! (So good, so good, so good!).


Lewis has celebrated his birthday today and one that I am sure he will remember for a very long time.  64 children singing 'Happy Birthday' at the top of their voices was a joy and no doubt heard across the New Forest!  Birthday cake soon followed and enjoyed by all!  Thank you for the sweets Lewis' mum - they were a real hit!


A BBQ for dinner tonight and the children certainly enjoyed this.  This was finished off nicely with delicious New Forest ice-cream.  Please see the photos below!


The Anton Hairdressing salon opened tonight - pre disco!  It was quite exhausting, as four hairdressers had an endless row of children to get through.  The problem we had was that we hired a clueless apprentice, who was really rather slow (apparently he had never even dried hair before!!). 


So, almost the end of a busy week and what a week it has been.  These children are a wonderful, fun, polite bunch, who have made us laugh out loud lots.  Avon Tyrrell is always a fitting way to celebrate and say goodbye to our Year 6 children.  They have shown many qualities this week: independence, resilience, confidence, determination, achievement and learnt to tackle their fears.  Now they are ready to start their next journey in life and we are sure that every child will continue to flourish.  As we like to say at Anton, every child has many a talent whether it is sporting, musical, creative or academic. We wish them all the best at secondary school.  We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support and encouragement this year. 


We better go - the disco is going to end very soon and we don't want to miss out on the last of couple of dances!


See you all tomorrow and we will send a text to finalise the time we will be back at school.




Bree House and Dave May