On Saturday the Iona girls headed off in mini buses to Comrie where we stayed in a youth hostel. We set off afterwards to the campsite, where we would have been camping if it wasn’t for the weather. We started the evening with Miss Russell’s games, called woosh-ball. Everyone joined in, we all had a laugh and it was great fun. Dinner was Mrs Dawson’s special ‘sweet and sour chicken, rice and sweetcorn’. We ate it extremely quickly and wanted seconds. Afterwards we went on an exciting night walk, it was also very scary. We were blindfolded so we had to hold onto a rope and follow each other very slowly. We went over stepping stones, bridges and we went through lots of mud. Our teamwork was amazing! Later on we toasted marshmallows and went back to the hostel tired and ready for bed.
Breakfast the next morning was croissants, bacon, toast, cereal and chocolate spread (well, we were going to need the energy boost). We then stripped our beds and packed our bags ready to leave. After that we had a few more games to play. One of them was a clingfilm race, where you got into teams of three or four and wrapped yourselves up in clingfilm, you then have to race from one end of the room to the other. Then for the second game we were blindfolded again and had to pour a glass of lemonade by finding the bottle and the cup.
Our last game of the day was a treasure hunt. We had to go around searching for blue pieces of paper with questions about Iona House, these questions were ones that Second Form made up. You had to answer and find as many as you can. Everyone was rewarded with jellybabies – yum! All too soon we were back on the mini bus and heading back to the campsite to make sure we had left it very tidy.
What a tiring weekend! But oh what fun. Thank you so much Mr and Mrs Dawson, Miss Russell and Miss Aldridge