On Monday Year 5 enjoyed a class trip to Gibside. Despite the weather we enjoyed a day full of activities and adventure. In the morning we trekked into the woods and found a clearing, where in teams Sarah our guide challenged us to build our own shelters. We first discussed what would make a good shelter,base and cover before we were let loose to build our own. It was hard to judge the winner- we have a few future Bear Grylls in our midst, After lunch we then turned our hand to Geocaching using Garmin GPS systems. We followed a trail around Gibside using the systems to pinpoint activities along the way. They ranged from bark rubbings, puzzles, nature trails and standing in silence to listen to the sounds – this was Mrs Mason’s favourite. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our trip even if we did arrive home a little soggy!