I am currently on a residential visit with our year six pupils at Peak Venture, near Barnsley. There was a howling wind as I ventured outside early this morning for my usual walk. I was met with all manner of weather and it would be fair to say it was a wee bit chilly. I even managed to appreciate some rather stinging sleet!
I was thinking about the things I have seen the children achieve during the first two days of our visit. I have seen the quieter more reserved children show great courage when climbing to a great height and admired their determination to push themselves to their limit. It has been a privilege to see the children tackle things they have never done before and it has been clear to me that their resilience and determination has grown.
The greatest part of watching children learning is when you see them having fun and they are sharing experience and knowledge with their peers. This particular group have been very good at being positive and encouraging their friends when things are tough.
I particularly enjoyed watching them during the activities this morning.