The R-2 classes headed off to Port Victoria on Monday December 9 for their long awaited beach picnic, and despite cool (read cold!) and damp (read rainy) conditions, we had a terrific time.
Groundsmen Trevor Allen and Peter Johnson were our bus-drivers (and cooks) and we pulled up at the foreshore jetty with dark clouds on the horizons but excited children nonetheless.
The students finished their recess quickly and descended on the playground, thoroughly enjoying the chance to try out new equipment. The old boat and the climbing frames were especially popular.,
Next up were our activity groups. Students rotated through activities including beach cricket (the water was six-and-out), scavenger hunts (hands up those found the 'tiny crab')and museum visits (the Port Victoria Maritime Museum is awesome).
Everyone was hungry come lunch and the sausage sizzle, courtesy of Mr Allen and Mr Johnson, was much appreciated.
Groups then competed for the best sand castle with students creating complex and creative designs.We finished with a swim, well some of us did (it was still very cold!) then we dried off and returned to Maitland.
Thank you to all the teachers and helpers who came on the day, congratulations to Sarah Atkins and the JP team for organising the day and a big thank you to Mrs Hall for opening the museum and showing us round.