This morning's agenda for the Wiarton Salvation Army's Vacation Bible School was a Field Trip to the Millar Farm out in Wosley. I dropped Aiden off at 8:30 with promises to be back just before the bus left around 11:00 am, so I could tag along for a bit on this particular Field Trip.
I returned home to get a load of laundry on the line, fax some "Crabby Cabbie" paperwork off to its appointed destination, do a few other quick jobs, shower and head on back out the door.
At the back end of the room some colour had attracted my attention. With a bit of further investigation I happened upon .....
After snack time a Group Leader got everyone together seated on the floor in front of her to explain what was going to be going on with the Field Trip, as well as what was expected from everyone in the way of rules and respect for animals. Lots of the children also had their input on a few experiences they had themselves already in the way of horses and such ... it was too cute listening to a couple of the explanations. The group of 47 children, yes that is right 47 children ! were split up into four groups and appointed their group leader.
The group was formed again to be divided into four groups with instructions/expectations from the Group Leader once again. Very well organized I thought especially with 47 (again) children having to be overseen. One group was alloted to the Barn Tour, one to Sport Activities, one to the Fire Pit and the art of cooking marshmallows, and I believe the fourth to a Nature Walk, but do not hold me on this one as I am far from certain.
What was my bottom line conclusion after spending a bit of time out on the Farm Tour with the children by looking on ? The Wiarton Salvation Army "Gives to the Children" with me having the opinion on how wonderful for those children who were blessed by attending this week long Day Camp provided for them .... what an opportunity they having with the Fun and Learning they are experiencing.
I am pretty sure it was almost 1:00 pm by the time I arrived back home where I found a surprise awaiting me there. Rob had left in the wee wee hours of the morning to attend to some business in Kitchener, and he had just so happened to have dropped off something along to my sister, Donna, from me.
Rob and I went to collect Aiden at 4:30 after his very big day between the Farm Tour, then swimming at the Wiarton Public Pool. What a full day those kids had ! I can imagine the Coordinators, Staff and Volunteers sleep very well at night too !
How was the remainder of my, Rob and Aiden's day?