Hathersage: The conclusion
Day three and the conclusion of Hathersage was a fantastic trip to Treak Cliff Caverns. Before that, however, there was loads of tidying, cleaning, preparing and packing to do!
Amazingly, the children pretty much all managed to pack their own stuff correctly, with just a few items of lost property being returned to school- if you find your child has lost something, or has claimed something as their own, please let us know!
Once we had packed up, had breakfast and said our thank yous to Bill and the rest of the staff at St Michaels, we headed up to Treak Cliff Caverns in nearby Castleton. Tim our guide showed us the amazing stalactites and stalagmites that have developed there over the years. The longest one is reputed to be 111,000 years old!
Reluctantly, we made our way to the coach and then back to school. Most of the children were exhausted from the long walk but happy and contented, having taken on lots of personal challenges in the 3 days and overcome a lot of fears.
A big well done to all the children, whose behaviour was excellent throughout and made leading this residential a pleasure for all concerned. A big thank you to Mrs Laud, Mr Palmer and Ms Thomas for helping lead a happy group throughout.