The rooms are currently a hive of activity as beds are being stripped (and folded) and bags being 'carefully' packed.
Today we have been treated with a rare glimpse of sunshine and the forecast even looks like we might even stay dry today.
Swimming last night was great fun and there were lots of celebratory toasts over hot chocolate before another quiet night.
We'll be off to Cromer after breakfast, and the final room inspections, to visit the RNLI museum and build some sand sculptures.
We're aiming to leave Cromer about 1pm. We'll let school know when we are on our way so keep an eye on the homepage for updates!
See you all soon!!!
Last night's disco was a huge success and, after some heated dance-offs, everyone headed off to bed exhausted: there were very few voices after lights out!
Today, after a filling breakfast, we began our pirate training. This included scaling the rigging; using a bosun's chair to escape a sinking ship; and building a monsoon-proof shelter. Not only did we do all of that but we had to battle the rain and freezing wind!
To conclude our pirate training, we did what all pirates love to do - hunt for treasure. After working out a coded message we headed out armed with a treasure map to find the clues which would enable us to locate and open our treasure chest.
We were all successful and enjoyed devouring our bounty!
We've just had our final delicious dinner (roast chicken with all the trimmings followed by jelly and ice-cream) before we head off to swimming!
There are going to be some sleepy heads and tired bodies tomorrow!
After a peaceful night, Day 2 of our residential began with a massive breakfast, efficiently served and cleared away by the Table Managers, which filled us up and fuelled our morning.
After a quick talk on the geography of North Norfolk and importance of the Broads, we headed off to Happisburgh (after some confusion between the spelling and pronunciation!). Here we compared photos from the last 20 years which demonstrated the impact of the sea on the cliffs. Unfortunately, we couldn't go down on to the beach as the Beast from the East had washed away the slipway.
We then visited Sea Palling where we learnt about the importance of the flood defences and why they had been installed at Sea Palling but not Happisburgh.
Although the forecasted heavy rain didn't materialise, it was still bitterly cold. For that reason, lunch was enjoyed in the warmth of the coach instead of on the beach.
It was then time to set off to Wroxham to create our own floating armada! We all had a go at driving the boats, largely successfully, as we travelled down to Wroxham and Salthouse Broad. There have been lots of arguments about who was the best driver!
Tonight we have a delicious Italian-inspired 3 course meal and a bit of boogie planned (we'll fill you in on the gossip when we get home!).
We have had an exciting Day One at Aylmerton.
When we arrived we got checked in to our dormitories and sat in the sunshine (potentially the final time we might see the sun all week) before heading off to Walshingham.
Here we learnt about why a sleepy little village is destination of one of the largest pilgramages i in the Christian religion which is made by people from around the world. We visited the beautiful shrine in the middle of the village and learnt about it's origins in the museum. Elf, one of our instructors, also told us a very exciting story about a gate! We'll tell you all about it when we get home.
After arriving back at Aylmerton, we unpacked and had a little play on the equipment before it was time to tuck into a delicious meal of tomato soup, sausage and mash; and apple crumble and custard.
It was then time to head out on our Twilight Safari. We were lucky enough to see a muntjack deer, lots of pheasants and some very friendly labradors. We also visited George!
After a chilling bedtime story and a cup of hot chocolate, it was off to bed where everyone is now soundly dreaming of our adventures tomorrow (let's hope it stays that way!)
We'll check in tomorrow with another update (sorry there aren't any photos - the broadband in North Norfolk isn't the strongest!)
Aylmerton Residential 2018
Our next visit to the Aylmerton Field Study Centre will take place between 26th and 29th March 2018