I’m back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I should have probably posted this yesterday, but I kinda forgot

Woodhall was class!!!!. I had really good crack. Sorry that I forgot to post about how awsum it was!!!! Awwww well, here it is now. Long post ahead.

On Monday, we had to come into school as usual, then at about half past 9, we got the bus. It took us about an hour and a half to get there. When we got there, it was about half 11. We were then shown to our bungalo by the instructor. After unpacking, we went over to the main building, where we were introduced to the kitchen staff, and the events we were going to be doing were sorted.

After lunch, we had to do a series of teamwork events. These involved solving problems, and seeing how well we could work together. That lasted for about three hours.

We had a bit of free time after that, which consisted of basically finding our way around, and sitting chatting. That took us up to about half past five,, which was when dinner was.

At about half 6, we went Board skeing. This consisted of lying on a board which looked a bit like a surf board, attached to a speedboat. People could either lie, kneel, or stand on the board. I felt more confident lying on it though. It was class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Apart from when I fell off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But that’s another story.

Before this, we also went Kiaking. This was good too.

Afterwords, we got dried off, and went to the bungalo to play a bit of scrabble, (which was how we spent all our nights, in fact), and Jenga.

After breakfast on Tuesday, we went on a ropes course. This involved climbing up a number of poles, and jumping across platforms. There was a thing called the Leap Of Faith, which was where you had to jump off a platform, and touch a big orange ball. I only got a little bit up this course, as some of the poles looked a bit dodgey.

After lunch, we did Cattamorang cannooing. This was where three cannoos were tied together, to stop the risk of capsise. This was good, but we went through this place where lockgates were, and let’s just say, it was a bit manky.

Our dinner was earlier because we had to go to a concert later on. It was at another school. After this, we decided to go bowling in our local bowling alley. This was also good. The night was also spent playing scrabble.

Wednesday was spent doing Human Jenga in the morning, ziplining, and raft building. The Human Jenga was awsum. It involved placing crates on top of each other, while we climbed up, attached to ropes. You had to see how many crates could be stacked, before they fell. My group got fourteen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The ziplining was just where we jumped off of a platform, and whizzed down a line. It was class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The raft building was a bit of a disaster. Well the building was pritty easy, but the raft fell apart after like five minutes on the water!! I was just about to get on it, to. I just saw the result of my friendon it, and thought that it wouldn’t be a good idea for me to get on.

We went out for a meal that night. It was at our local gulf club. I got Codd, Sotee potatoes, and peas. It was gorgious.

Thursday was spent packing, and doing a climbing wall. It was fun. I got to the top.

I really enjoyed this trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would love to come back. It’s just such a shame that we have left now.

Remind me that the next time I do something like this, not to get into a wetsuit. They were so hard to get on!!!!

It was great!! Really enjoyed it!!!

School Leavers Trip

Tomorrow i’m off on a school leavers’ trip with school. We are going for four days. We’re going to a place called Woodhall. Should be class!!!!! Can’t wait!!!!

I’ll tell you more about it when I get back. If i’m not too tired, that is.

See you soon!!!

The Exams Are Over!

I had my last exam today. It was English. It was quite easy. The other exams were easier than i thought.

Where has the time gone? I can remember back in September, our teachers talking about coursework, and before I knew it, the exams are over!!!! Happy days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gonna party harty now!!!!! We’re off to our local market with school to celebrate.

Chocolate fudgecake here we come!!!!!

Awwww, How Sweet!

I’m not a christian by the way, but think that this is so sweet. It is even good for people who aren’t christians.

I got this from

“The Ever Lasting Flashlight”
Mrs. Chambers,
a first grade teacher,
was preparing dinner
when all of a sudden,
the power went out.
Fumbling in the dark for a flashlight,
She was dismayed to discover it didn’t work
Searching around the house for candles,
She came up empty handed.
Finally, she resigned to waiting until the
Power was restored
While she waited, the young woman
Uttered words of frustration at the turn
of events
Before going to bed that night,
Renae Chambers prayed.
“God, help me find your light again.”
The next day, the same teacher
Walked into her classroom
To twelve expectant students
She started the class like usual
Mrs. Chambers asked the class to share
something about the storm that scared them
or something else that had scared them
once before, but doesn’t anymore
Little did she know her prayer was
About to be answered
One by one, the children
told about everything
from the previous night’s storm,
to monsters under the bed
and everythin’ in between
Some even talked about their
First time visiting the doctor
While the other children shared their stories
A wee girl sat quietly
, waiting for her turn
She wasn’t impatient,
but there was a spark of eagerness
in her brown eyes
Finally, after what seemed like forever
The teacher called her name
“Sara, sweetheart, it’s your turn.”
The child nodded, her light brown hair flowing
Down her back like a wave
Standing up, she took a deep breath
And began her story.
“The storm made the lights go out, but I wasn’t afraid.”
Before she could continue, a classmate called out, “You weren’t afraid of the dark?”
With no shame whatsoever, Sara shook her head.
“I don’t like it in our basement ‘cause it’s dark.” The boy continued. “Why aren’t you afraid?”
Smiling, Sara was about to reply, when another child spoke up.
“She probably has a flashlight.” A girl named Emily chimed in.
Sara nodded, her smile reaching her eyes by this time.
“Yeah, but it can’t be big enough to make the whole basement not dark anymore.” The boy interjected.
“Oh yes it is.” Sara confirmed confidently. “I have the best flashlight of all. God is my flashlight. He’s always there and He protects me. Whenever I’m scared, I just tell Him and He makes the darkness go away.” With that, Sara sat down.
At the conclusion of Sara’s story, Mrs. Chambers wiped at her eyes. She hadn’t been expecting that at all.
Giving another child permission to start, the teacher walked over to where Sara was sitting and put a hand on her shoulder. She then whispered two words in her left ear.
“Thank you.”
When we need it most and have the most trouble finding it, God shows us His endless love for us in amazing ways. So the next time you lose your way and you’re feeling around in the dark, remember that God is our everlasting flashlight in life. If you ask Him, He’ll shine His light upon the path He has set for you and guide you home again. And sometimes all it takes to find your way back to Him is through the one light that never goes out. The light that comes from the faith of a child.
Author: Lauren E. Rodriguez