Laches Wood Blog
  • Friday 11th May (Laches Wood)

  • Friday 11th May (Laches Wood)

  • Friday 11th May (Laches Wood)

  • Friday 11th May (Laches Wood)

  • Friday 11th May (Laches Wood)

  • Friday 11th May (Laches Wood)

  • Bushcraft (Laches Wood)

    Some good team work and two fully tested, waterproof dens.

    Mr S decided that the girls of Group L gave the most convincing sales pitch for their den and so declared them the winners.

  • Thursday 10th May (Laches Wood)

  • Thursday 10th May (Laches Wood)

  • Thursday 10th May (Laches Wood)

  • Thursday 10th May (Laches Wood)

  • Thursday 10th May (Laches Wood)

  • Thursday 10th May (Laches Wood)

  • Thursday Think Tank (Laches Wood)

  • Thursday Breakfast (Laches Wood)

  • Day 2 Rock Room M and N (Laches Wood)

  • Wednesday evening (Laches Wood)

  • Day 2 Climbing (Laches Wood)

  • Day 1 for Groups Q & R (Laches Wood)

  • Wednesday 9th May (Laches Wood)

  • Wednesday 9th May (Laches Wood)

  • Wednesday 9th May (Laches Wood)

  • Wednesday 9th May Spy Mystery (Laches Wood)

  • Wednesday 9th May (Laches Wood)

  • Wednesday 9th May (Laches Wood)

  • Wednesday 9th May (Laches Wood)

  • Room Inspections (Laches Wood)

    Room inspections kicked off yesterday with a mixed set of results, ranging from an 

    impressive 7 points earned by Snowdon room to a fairly shocking -12 in Earth room.

    There have been some pretty impressive transformations between then and this morning's inspection, notably Earth room's improvement from -12 to 6.5. They kindly said we could post a before and after shot.

  • High Ropes (Laches Wood)

    Some amazing bravery and team work on display this afternoon.

    I am really proud of the group and they are proud of themselves.

    After a day of height-based activities, most of those that said they were scared of heights don't consider that to be the case any more!

  • Power Fan (Laches Wood)

  • Bushcraft (Laches Wood)

  • Canoeing (Laches Wood)

  • Lunchtime (Laches Wood)

  • Climbing (Laches Wood)

  • Bouldering (Laches Wood)

  • Good morning! (Laches Wood)

    Good morning!

    After a fairly good first night's sleep, we woke up very early and played one of the other schools at football (17-0 victory if you're asking).

    After that we went for a hearty breakfast and then got stuck into our morning duties.

  • Wednesday 9th May (Laches Wood)

  • Even More Rock Climbing! (Laches Wood)

  • More Rock Climbing! (Laches Wood)

  • Wednesday 9th May - Groups O&P Rock climbing (Laches Wood)

    In the morning at 8:30 we set off to the hall for a nice breakfast. We had a lot of choices including sausages, omelettes and toast. After a bit of free time, we set off to our first activity - rock climbing. Some of us were scared but we all managed to do it! Lots of us managed to get to the top of the wall. It was exciting, fun, enjoyable, wonderful and extreme. We are now really excited to do the rock room next!

    Lois, Lola, Jenny, Nicole, Ruby (Group P)

  • Tuesday 8th May (Laches Wood)

  • Evening Hot Chocolate (Laches Wood)

  • Evening Activity - Photo Trail (Laches Wood)

    The children were given a map and a group of photos. 

    They had to find the location of the subject of the photo and mark its location on the map. 

    The winning team were 'The Fabulous Four' with 19 items!

  • Canoeing (Laches Wood)

  • Making the beds (Laches Wood)

  • More high ropes! (Laches Wood)

  • More high ropes! (Laches Wood)

  • More high ropes! (Laches Wood)

  • High ropes!! (Laches Wood)

    This afternoon, groups O and P were on the high ropes! We had fantastic fun on the power fan and gladiator course. 

  • Arrived! (Laches Wood)

    Welcome to the Laches Wood blog!

    We have safely arrived after a pleasant and uneventful coach journey.

    We have had a tour of the site and been told about our duties.

    Just settling down to some lunch before tackling the bed-making!