Another day in the sun. Today saw one group partake in a spot of raft building. The children were split into two groups and had to compete against one another to construct the best and most efficient vessel. The two groups, named 'Cheesecake' and 'something else to do with cheese' (don't ask me why - I have no idea!!) set about planning their raft. Lucy and Caitlin stepped up and took the lead role in their respective groups - Go girls! The finished rafts looked impressive but would they float?
With the theme tune to 'Pirates of the Caribbean' playing in the background, it looked promising...
Oh dear... after a successful launch, Caitlin's group attempted to board their vessel only for it to begin to slowly disintegrate after less than 5 minutes in the water! This was, despite sounding disastrous, better than Lucy's group whose raft didn't even make it to the water's edge before it had decided to come apart. Undeterred, they still attempted climbing aboard. There were cries of, 'Foul play, Mrs Williams!' and, 'They've tampered with our raft - they've untied our rope!'
As the lake became littered with barrels, rope and poles, the children delighted in splashing about in the beautifully warm and refreshing lake.
I suspect that was their plan all along!
No budding future engineers here I'm afraid!
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