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5 Collaborative and Shared Events

Marrick Priory

On Thursday 23rd of May, the whole of Melsonby Methodist primary school went on a day trip to Marrick Priory activity centre. First, we did a scary high ropes course. He had a safety briefing and her hooked up ropes and karabiners. We had to climb up a vertical assault course and try to stand on a wood beam at the top. It was windy up the top, and a bit scary. The abseil down was great fun!

Next, we had a go at ‘The leap of faith’, which involved climbing a very wobbly pole, standing on a small square platform and leaping through mid-air on to a metal hanging bar. It was a terrifying experience but it felt like a real accomplishment once I’d returned to ground.

Some underground tunnels were entreating. These were quite dark and cramped but we all wiggled our way through a series of three before popping out the other end.

Finally, we spent the afternoon orienteering. We had map to follow and needed to remember to orientate it. In the field, we had to find the different red orienteering posts. It was a friendly competition between the two teams. We kept in tough, and had some giggles suing the walkie-talkies!

Class 1 visit Butterfly World

What a fantastic time Mrs SB and her class had on their trip to Butterfly World as part of their topic on life cycles. The children had the opportunity to see a vast amount of different types of butterflies. They were amazed by their beautiful colours, patterns and how friendly they were. Some were rather friendly to Class 1! 

A big thank you to Carla Jackson and Tanya Henderson for their help with transportation.

Sports Day

Thanks to Phil Martin for the ‘action shots’.

On the Friday the 28th of June 2019 Melsonby School hosted a very fun event, School Sports day.

It was opened by the year 5+6 doing the egg and spoon race, the class1 doing skipping and the 3+4 doing sprint. We all took our sports very seriously and there were some photographic finishes. After a short break we completed the obstacle-some tricky things to remember and Mrs SB was not letting anybody off with missing parts of the stages out.

After a lovely ice-lolly break, we did a very long cross-country run. 1 lap for Class 1, 2 laps for Year 3/4 and 3 laps for us! That was a long way in the sunshine!

Next, it was time for the Year 6 race-they looked rather silly in builder’s outfits and sacks fit for a 2-year-old child! They soon forgot about that as the best water fight ever began! Everyone was soaked, water flew everywhere and everyone laughed. Mrs Simpson was definitely the wettest and had to get changed into a man’s top! This sports day was the best ever.