On Thursday, June 9th, the 13 Kindergarten students, from NCS, joined with the pupils in Grades 1 and 2 for their annual "end-of-the-year" field trip. The school bus was Lloydminster bound, with several parents following behind in their own vehicles. Isobel was very excited about the special events planned for the day. The first stop was "Explosion Gymnastics":
|... The Balance Beam ...|
The group spent about an hour at the gym, trying out various equipment. They walked on balance beams, crawled under parachutes, slid down slides made of huge mats, as well as performing other exercises. Unfortunately Mum got lost, (the gym had recently relocated and I was unaware of the new location), so I missed most of the fun. Isobel was with the group, on the school bus, so she took full advantage of the experience.
From the gymnasium, the group travelled to "Bud Miller All Seasons Park," where we sat at the picnic tables and ate our bagged lunches. Then the children had time to play on the equipment - swings, slides, tunnels, and in the sand. Isobel found some pine cones and made this little creation:
|... Nature Fun! ...|
Finally it was 12:30 PM and time to go swimming at the "Lloydminster Leisure Centre." As a safety precaution, all the children were required to wear life jackets, which were available to rent for a dollar. At first the pool wasn't too crowded and then several other groups from other schools joined us.
|... Water Fun! ...|
Isobel was even brave enough to try the waterslide -- once! She was glad her teacher was at the end of the slide to catch her . . .
Before we knew it the hour and a half allotted for swimming was over and it was time to head home. Someday soon we'll have to go back to the Leisure Centre, as a family, to have some more "water fun!"