It was a great experience at Dalguise because we learned lots and most important we had fun. When we got there we had our lunch because the bus ride was about an hour and forty five minute!!! After we had our lunch we went to see where our lodges would be. To our surprise our lodges were up a really big hill and we were tired when we reached the top because the hill was that big and also our suitcases were that heavy. Once we had settled into our rooms we went to find out who would be in our activity groups. There was a leader in each group from different schools.We then went into our groups and headed to our first activity. After we did the first activity we then went straight to the second.
We all did the activities at different times. The activities we did in the three days were big swing, raft building, abseiling, archery, climbing, challenge course, zip wire and orienteering. We all have different favourites. Although we had favourites we enjoyed them all. All of the activities were in different places and some were up hills.
Once we had done our first two activities we then went to have our dinner. The dinners were good and there was a choice of food. There was also some deserts you could choose from. After we had our dinner we then headed up to the lodges to get our money to go to the shop. The shop was filled with all sorts of thing including sweets, magnets, bracelets and stationery. We gave our money to our teachers so we wouldn’t lose it.
That night we went to the dome to play some games. The games we played were whacky races. Whacky races are just silly races. We played that for a few hours. We did the whacky races in teams and we had to make up a chant and some actions to go with the chant. We were in the dome for a few hours and then we went to our lodges to go to sleep. That was one day up.
We then got woke up by our teachers in the morning. When we got up we had about ten minutes to get ready and be outside for breakfast. Breakfast was delicious with bacon,sausages and toast!After breakfast we got about an hour to tidy up and play games.
After we played some games we then got back into our activity groups. We had two activities in the morning and two after the afternoon. If we got wet or muddy we could not get a shower until night time or in the morning.
On Thursday night we all got ready for a disco! 🙂 At the big dome (or as we call it the marshmallow) it had music, a DJ,lights and everyone was up dancing! The disco was 7:00 till 8:15. After the disco I think everyone was tired from all of the dancing! I think the teachers were pleased because we all fell asleep easily. 😀
On Friday morning again we got up at 7:00 am. This was our last day at Dalguise sadly and we got up and pack our bag but we still had two more activities!
We all had a great time and we whished we could stay longer. It was a useful experience for Lornshill because we met a few friends who might also be going to Lornshill.
(written by Head Girl Tiffany – in consultation with all the children of p7)