Mersea 2017

You’ll find updates of the Mersea Residential 2017 right here:

Wednesday 20th September

The children have settled in really well and are having a fantastic time. The groups have taken part in archery, team building and orienteering. The accommodation is fabulous – we have the best block! We have made sure the children are keeping their rooms tidy and have already done a ‘dorm inspection – military style!’ We are currently in the middle of our talent show so photos will follow..


All children are tucked up in bed after a brilliant talent show and film quiz. The talent consisted of ‘Fake News’, Mask, The Nerdy Boys, PJ Boy, The Singing Sisters, The Ls and Bad Boys, presented by Henry S & Lewis. The winners were Mask (Maggie, Ava, Sophie & Katie) with their singing and dancing act. We will update you tomorrow…

Thursday 21st September

Good morning everyone,

We’re all up nice and early, in the process of tidying our rooms for dorm inspection in 5 minutes time. Oliver, Blake, Cory, Joe, Obi and Katie are lounging in the hall on comfortable sofas after an ‘interesting’ night’s sleep. Oliver has just said, “This doesn’t feel like a residential; it feels like a party.” Robert has had a fabulous sleep, he informed me this morning. The day ahead is going to be full of activities but we’ll be fuelled with the fabulous food, served up by Miss Steed and Mrs Clayden.


“This is the best breakfast I have ever had” Alexander


The children have been working brilliantly as a team, supporting and encouraging each other in every activity. High ropes and climbing were a real challenge, with many of us overcoming fears and really pushing ourselves. The adventure course was great fun (and quite strenuous).

More from the children who have been caving later…



“We are here only once. You’ve got to go for it” Lewis


The children have all got rather muddy at the Adventure Course. Just off to dinner now…


We have celebrated our final evening at Mersea giving the children prizes for a range of skills they have shown throughout their activities. From excellent team work, supporting others, taking risks and conquering fears, the children have made us really proud.



The staff here have been brilliant, encouraging the children to do their very best and we are looking for more collaboration tomorrow with “It’s a Knockout” when Mrs Keeling will be joining us. Following the awards we enjoyed a disco and ended the evening with a relaxing film.



It’s our final day at Mersea. We slept much better last night as we were all exhausted after an action-packed day. We have packed our bags and are just about to go for breakfast. Look forward to seeing you all later.