Tuesday, 23 July 2013

And this years prize is for.....

You may remember from this time last year that Little Miss has an annual overnight camp at school, it takes place during outdoor week when, weather permitting, they do everything outside.

They garden, and cook in the outdoor pizza oven (which they built a couple of years before), and generally muck about having fun.
 It's always towards the end of term and it's a great team building exercise for everyone.
 
For one night they erect tents and choose partners to stay with, have a great fun day ending with movies (indoors) then camp fire with toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate.
 A great time is had by all, especially the parents left at home!!
 
Two years ago, when I went to the special assembly at the end of camp I patiently waited while all certificates were presented to the children. Best buddy, most helpful, best cook, smiliest child.
The whole thing brought a tear to my eye, until they came to the last certificate, for Little Miss. What had she got? She's generally very helpful & polite - what could it be?
 
I was ever so slightly mortified when it was announced she had the certificate for "being the only one still chattering at 3.45am" - even worse several parents and staff looked at me and giggled in a knowing way! I told the tale here.
 
Anyway last year she and several others got the "noisiest camper" award - not quite so bad but not what I'd hoped for.
 
Well this year I had given a few hints, please be helpful and kind - carry the teachers hot chocolate for her - tidy up her tent! Do anything.....
 
And the day arrived, I was nervous, hopefully they'd had a good night, the weather had stayed fine and we could hear some of their shouts from our garden! I was looking forward to seeing her after 24 hours but would I be embarrassed yet again?
 
Oh no I was far from embarrassed! Look what we, I mean she, got.
Oh I'm so proud I could burst, it's by far the best award and for once she doesn't take after me!
Surely this beats most polite camper, most helpful camper, tidiest camper, doesn't it?
 
 

18 comments:

  1. Definitely THE award to win!
    Lisa x

    ReplyDelete
  2. We demand a picture!!! So, Glamping at such a tender age, eh? Good for her. Last time I took my Guides to camp we should have had a certificate for the Last One Chattering. Well into the wee small hours; we were obviously not as strict as MY old Guide Captains when we went to camp! Happy days!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't actually see the glamorous girl, she was a little windswept & tired when I got there!

      Delete
  3. Awwww!!!
    You have a glamorous girl!!!
    She must get that from her mum:))!!!
    Well done!!
    Tammy xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Very kind of you to say so Tammy but sadly I'm never going to win a glamorous prize!

      Delete
  4. Oh, how brilliant! Definitely an award worth winning! x

    ReplyDelete
  5. I bet they all wanted to win that one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Don't know about the rest but I wanted to win it!

      Delete
  6. It beats all the awards....she'll go far!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ha Ha what did she wear / do to receive that award ?


    Every year my crest fell at school assemblies watching students receiving certificates for most outstanding grades & my heart broke for my two severely dyslexic children
    ( I grumbled that there should be an award for " BEING NICE !!!" )

    Imagine my feelings when both in turn came home in the last assembly of all at the end of year six with a cup awarded for outstanding achievement !

    Congratulations to your Glamper !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Apparently she was first in the bathroom each morning with flannel, tooth brush and hair brush and emerged some minutes later immaculate! - She's possibly not my daughter!
      How wonderful that your children were rewarded in the most important assembly of primary school with the best award - well done to them.

      Delete
  8. Hah! Who needs 'Most Helpful' or 'Noisiest Camper' when you can win this?! Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh! well done her. Bet she was pleased :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Just a quick message about that book.
    As well as the 'growing' up issues this also info about general self care such as looking after your hair and nails and eating healthily. I liked because it's not just a book about growing up.
    Lisa x

    ReplyDelete