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Quote of the Day:

"If you are going through HELL, keep going." ~Winston Churchill.

Today I got up at 6:25 and got ready to go have a shower, after I had had breakfast I had to do my student leader with Carl. We were organizing our morning meeting even though we couldn’t do it as we had to leave an hour early for caving. We are doing our student leader stuff at our evening class. For caving we drove to the Buchan Caves and organized what we were doing, my 2A group did the wild caves first. So we got back on the bus and drove another 20 minutes and got to this little cave near a road. We got our helmets with head torches on and set off. The entrance to the cave was very small so we had to squeeze in there. Once we got a fair way in we started to have to squeeze through some really small holes. Some people couldn’t fit so we found an easier way for them. My favorite part was the letter box, it was a 30cm wide gap going down and we had to climb through it (post ourselves).  When we got towards the end we had to do a lot of crawling through tight spaces, we had about 80 meters at the end of crawling through mud and water but it was great fun.

After lunch we went into a viewing cave called the Royal cave which I have been in before with my family, that cave is just a walk were we view all the stalactites and stalagmites and all the other interesting things in that cave. It took about 45 minutes to walk through that and get back to the buses. Once we got back to the car park we had to wait for about 1 hour for the other group to come back so we just sat around and talked about lots of stuff.

In last night’s evening class, we did mental wellbeing, we just watched a few video clips and did some activities. It was a pretty fun class. Overall I’m having a great time and can’t wait till our expo on Friday.

By Jack- Mortlake


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