P4 Day at Belfast Activity Centre
On Wednesday the 8th of November, 22 of Inchmarlo’s Primary 4 pupils embarked on a day of outdoor activity to BAC. The day was organised by 5 Upper Sixth students from R.B.A.I as part of their Physical Education A level coursework. The aim of the day was to not only allow the Year 14 pupils to complete an essential part of their coursework but to challenge the Inchmarlo pupils outside of the normal classroom environment and improve their skills of courage, team work and communication.
We set off in the morning, with the pupils eager and excited for the day that lay ahead. A short journey up the Malone Road allowed us to get promptly started for 10 o’clock. The pupils split up into two groups, one taking part in Climbing and the other in Caving. The pupils took part in each activity for an hour and half before switching over ensuring all 22 pupils got to experience both activities. Before switching between activities the pupils were given a well earned 10 minute break. This was an opportunity for the pupils to get some food and water before moving on to the next activity. It was also an opportunity for the Upper Sixth pupils from R.B.A.I to hand out some Jelly Babies to the P4 pupils, a decision they would later regret as the energy levels seemed to double as a result of this mistake.
However, that being said, having gained feedback from the instructors and pupils from R.B.A.I, I can say that all the Inchmarlo pupils’ behaviour on the day was exceptional and a fun day was had by all involved.
Finally, I would like to thank Mrs Morwood, Mrs Matthews, BAC staff and most importantly the pupils from Inchmarlo who made the day a very worthwhile experience.