Freshwater Residential 2015

1st June 2015

Between the 1st and 5th June a group of Mill Water pupils went to Freshwater Beach holiday park where they stayed in three caravans. Each day they made lunch and dinner and made choices about what they wanted to eat and do. Everyday was packed with exciting adventures and everyday ended in the clubhouse where they played party games, danced and sang, and met Flopper, the park’s mascot.

We set off at 10am from Mill Water School and went straight to Axe Vale Animal Park where we saw a range of interesting birds and animals, including wallabies, zebras, parrots and lemurs. They opened the park specially for us so we had it all to ourselves. We did our shopping and then found our caravans at Freshwater. The weather was appalling and the caravans rocked but that didn’t stop us from having fun.

On Tuesday we went to the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester where we saw some of the artefacts found in the Pharaoh’s tomb. We then went swimming and cooked dinner.

Wednesday was our busiest day. We walked to Burton Bradstock beach and had an icecream, then back to the caravans for a BBQ. We then took part in the sports day and finished with fish and chips at West Bay. The highlight of the sports day was the giant inflatable orbs.

On Thursday we went to Monkeyworld where we saw lots of interesting creatures. We played on their amazing climbing equipment. We returned to the caravan park and took part in a party which included a water fight.

By Friday we were all worn out and were ready to go home but not before a bit of bowling and a picnic in Lyme Regis.

The pupils would like to say a big Thank You to all of the staff who helped them over the course of the week.

Simon Winward