6M Mountaineers

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Well done 6M on conquering Thorpe Cloud in the Peak District on Thursday!!!

It took determination, bravery and team work but everyone managed to climb to the top of the mountain!

How did you feel? What did you see and hear when you were climbing up?

Write a diary entry to describe your experiences. Include the important events as well as emotive language to describe your thoughts and feelings.

HINT: Use your learning about Autobiographies. Your journey to the top of Thorpe Cloud would make an excellent autobiographical entry!

Good luck!

12 thoughts on “6M Mountaineers

  1. Dear Diary,
    Year 6 went to Dove-Dale and were challenged to climb the top of Thorpe Mountain which many year 6’s thought was easy but as we reached the top personally I felt it got more and more challenging.It was a tough struggle to reach the top of the mountain this meant that we had to use our teamwork skills to reach the top.
    I felt nervous as I was reaching the top of the mountain their was many boundaries we had to cross for example the mountain was muddy which caused us to slip many times but some of us did not wont to give up we wanted to use all of our energy and many just wanted to complete the challenge by them self’s. Additionally, this was an amazing trip ThankS to the;teachers,parents,students,Mrs Frankish and the people who organised the trip. Personally I would like to Thank all the year 6 pupils and teachers for all their co-operation toward the trip we went to.
    Their were many highlight’s for me I have some in mid which I would like to express with you for example the stepping stones and reaching the top of the mountain which was a big relief for me and many of the other team members.
    In addition, we sat on a different mountain to eat our lunch that was just a small stop. A few minutes later we moved to our next destination which was the humongous mountain named Thorpe Mountain but before we got their we had to travel and their was boundaries to cross once again for example sharp rocks and muddy and wet areas.

    By Aadam 6M

  2. Dear Diary
    Year 6 had been given a challenge to climb a mountain in the Peak District by Mrs Frankish(our head teacher).We all took one last deep breath before leaving the bus. There were lots of giants but Thorpe Cloud was the one we kept our eyes on. It was the tallest there, it had a rock on top but it wasn’t that wide.

    We made groups (our group leader was Mrs Jones), numbers and got into pears. My number was 3 and my partner was Siver. The mountain which we climbed was on the other side of the river so we had to use the stepping stones and on our way there we saw sheep playing together, we felt the wind gently pressing the skin and heard the water running through its pathway. Finally we were there and we lined up because we needed to go one at a time. Lots of people were scared and I tried to figure why but then I soon found out when it was my turn. It felt like the stones were floating away when I was half way through the river. After I got to the other side a saw a woman drawing the sight and we were in the picture crossing the river. If I was to vote artist of the year it would be her. We quickly took one picture and started to climb the mountain, our group was first up the first mountain in the mountain range. We ate lunch, had a quick chat and began to climb the tallest mountain there – Thorpe cloud. The wind pressure began to rise, slamming our faces while carrying out a fearsome roar. The rocky edge began to take us down one by one slowly. At last we were there, we could no longer feel our legs nor our hands but it was worth it. The view was amazing. Everyone was overwhelmed by it; it made us want to stay there for ever. We took a picture which would remind us the day we conquered Thorpe Cloud.

  3. Dear Diary,
    Year 6 were given there challenge to see if they could conquer Thorpe Cloud and reach the summit…

    When we arrived at DoveDale,I saw towering beasts surrounding me,I felt as if their eyes were feasting above me.As I took my first step I was determined to reach the summmit;the peak of the mountain.I felt as if the mud was dragging me down.Suddenly I was struck with confidence like lightning.

    Despite the fact,I was confident,when the thought came into my head that I had to go on stepping stones,a trickle ran down my spine.I felt perplexed and my heart began beating faster and faster,while beads of sweat rolled down my fore- head.Before I knew it was my turn to cross over the stepping stones…

    In addittion,I did not want to look silly by not being able to cross a few stones.Due to the matter of time I gradually took my first step forward.All of us sudden I noticed the water slithering past me while it chomped it`s way past.Besides,there were 12 of them,one of me,and there were 11 more to go!

    By this time,I was on the other side of the river.I felt really relieved,however I also felt really timorous because I can`t wait until we have all that climbing to do over to the peak of the thorpe cloud.Feeling a lit worried,I felt consideration the fact that everyone else had already started marching off like soldiers about to have a war against nature,so I adjudge to scurry on ahead.

    • It had been 5-10 minutes only of walking and I knew that was not much because the jagged beast was still towering above me.Five minutes later,it did not look like I was the only one exhausted with tiredness but the two year six classes.I thought it was time I strenghthened up and started walking a little faster,on the other hand the teachers thought it was time we had a little rest.

      We had 10 minutes to eat our lunch but also it gave us a time to relax annd let al our tireness out.Plus we could enjoy ourselves.However it was not such an easy job to find a place to sit and eat,as well as to the animals droppings all over thegreen carpet of grass.

      After a while,we carryed on our journey up the mountain.On the other side of the tiredness,we did not have much left to climb through to get to the summit.Eventually we reached the top!Hooray!I felt a sense of anticipation because,although we had reached the top it was scary because everyrthing looked so small.It actualy looked like a tapestry all knitted together like a piece of quiltwork/patchwork.

      It was the best trip I had ever been on because ther has never been a trip with a challenge and then an acheivement,the trips are always fun.This was a fantastic experience and a brilliant adventure.Thank-you very much!

      By Sarah Kauser 6M ;) :)

  4. Dear Diary,
    I have just read some pupil accounts of their visit to Dovedale and it sounded like everyone had a spectacular day and a really exciting experience.
    If you get the opportunity to visit Dol-Y-Moch, in North Wales later in the year then take it! The scenery and the activities are very, very challenging, exciting and they will remain with you forever.

  5. Dear Diary,

    Year 6 went to Dove-Dale and were challenged to climb the top of Thorpe Mountain which many year 6’s thought was easy but as we reached the top personally I felt it got more and more challenging.It was a tough struggle to reach the top of the mountain this meant that we had to use our teamwork skills to reach the top.

    I felt nervous as I was reaching the top of the mountain their was many boundaries we had to cross for example the mountain was muddy which caused us to slip many times but some of us did not wont to give up we wanted to use all of our energy and many just wanted to complete the challenge by them self’s. Additionally, this was an amazing trip ThankS to the;teachers,parents,students,Mrs Frankish and the people who organised the trip. Personally I would like to Thank all the year 6 pupils and teachers for all their co-operation toward the trip we went to.

    Their were many highlight’s for me I have some in mid which I would like to express with you for example the stepping stones and reaching the top of the mountain which was a big relief for me and many of the other team members.

    In addition, we sat on a different mountain to eat our lunch that was just a small stop. A few intes later we moved to our next destination which was the humongous mountain named Thorpe Mountain but before we got their we had to travel and their was boundaries to cross once again for example sharp rocks and muddy and wet areas.

    Your Sincerely Ahsan Khan 6M

  6. Dear diary,
    Year 6 had been given a challenge to climb Thorpe cloud all the way to the top. This exiting journey started on a long coach trip to the peak district. As we got closer to the peak district everyone’s tummy’s were full of fear but also a lot of excitement. When the coach finally slowed down we stepped outside into a new land of coldness. You know that feeling you get when everything suddenly turns cold and you get goose bumps we’ll that was happening to everyone.
    Once it had been a few minutes and everyone was out of the coach we all got told to listen out for our names to be called by a parent or a teacher. My name was called out by a parent. The people in my group were me, Patricia, Alyssa, ojasvi, Nathaniel, Claudius, Ashan and Idreece. We then got put in two groups of two and given numbers my number was 9 and my partner was Patricia. Once we were in our groups we took a short walk down a muddy path which leaded to a toilet everyone had to go even if they didn’t need it because there was no toilets on Thorpe cloud.
    When everyone had gone to the toilet we set off on our journey to the op of Thorpe cloud, the path we took was clearer than the other path but my shoes still got muddy! Soon we came to a river it was so beautiful and elegant and pupils soon realized this was going to be a great journey. We had to cross the river on the most beautiful stepping stones I had ever seen, one by one we all went across and suddenly it was my turn as I went across I kept on looking at the bottom of the river which made me fell so dizzy like I was being swung around on a carousel. I finally got across and was greeted by Arzu’s smiling face. Once I had done that I felt like I could do anything and everything this journey is going to be the best journey ever I said to Arzu as many other pupils came across the stepping stones.
    We then started to travel up the beautiful Thorpe cloud mountain. It looked so unreal like it was a painting or just a fairytale this is what it felt like to everyone as we walked across many dirty muddy paths. As we walked and walked the mountain got steeper and steeper it soon got so steep we had to stop and eat lunch. Me, Keli, Arzu, Abeena, Sabrien and Patricia sat down to eat we could see dogs on a field chasing a heard of sheep away from where they were into a barn. At this point we were halfway up the mountain and everyone’s legs began to hurt.
    A path then appeared again for us to follow it lead right up to the top of the mountain. Finally we were at the top of Thorpe cloud and Mr McCabe told Adam to do his victory dance, everyone including me then decided to do their victory dance in the space that they could. Miss Janjua then told everyone it was time for a victory picture including everyone as proof to show we climbed Thorpe Mountain and as a memory so we can remember we can do anything. :]

  7. Dear Diary,

    Yr6 had been given a challenge. We had to conquer Thorpe Cloud…

    As soon as we arrived, we were surrounded by an army of ghastly giants. Amongst those giants, there was only one that we had our eye on – Thorpe Cloud!

    Before that, we were stopped in our track by an obstacle. This obstacle was quite easy to cross because it was just some stepping stones but you know, not everything is as easy as it seems. Underneath the stepping stones, there lay a fast-flowing, majestic, dazzling river. The good thing was that the river, as a matter of fact, was quite shallow! This meant that everyone got on the other side of the river safely yet some children were in need with the help of an adult to cross.

    Now it was time to put our strength, courage and minds to the test because we were at the start of our journey. How exciting! Tingling sensations of ambition to reach the top cascaded inside our bodies as we were ready and determined to complete the challenge. Climbing and climbing, we nearly reached the halfway point…

    When we were halfway up the mountain, we were to exhausted to carry on and were aware that it was time to sit down, have our lunch and re-energize. It was difficult to find somewhere to sit due to the fact there was a lot of animal dung encircling us. Finally, everyone had refreshed and relaxed for a few minutes.

    After revitalizing, everyone bounced back to life and carried on. The wind grew stronger and howled in our ears. In addition, the mud got slipperier which meant it was harder to climb as it felt we were ice skaters skating on an ice-rink.

    Only in a few minutes we were there. Where? In our destination. On top of the mountain. The view from the mountain was eerie yet stupendous at the same time. The animals we had passed by, during the walk, looked as if they were miniature splats of paint on a fascinating picture created by an artist. Awe-struck. Awe-struck is the perfect word to describe how we felt at that time.

    Time to take a picture! Everyone tried to be part of the photograph of our victory. It was a great thing to keep as a memory. I think that this trip gave each of us a bit of inspiration to achieve things in our future and the trip was beyond spectacular. Once experienced; never forgotten.

    Ojasvi Nag :D

  8. Dear Diary,
    We had a trip to Dove dale. As I took a step of the coach I could see cows and sheep’s. I thought I came to a farm but no as I started my journey already my foot was drowning into the mud. As we started to walk, it took time to get near to the mountains but first we had to walk to the stones in the river and walk on them in order to get on the other side.

    As we got onto the other side that is when our real journey started by going up the mountain. When we were walking up we had to go threw a lot. Our foots got stuck in the mud drowning until we pulled them out. It took us along time to go up. As it took long some people were tired but some were not.

    After having a break eating we were all ready to go. everybody were saying to the teachers “We can do it and we won’t give up.” This meant that everybody is brave and they all have challenges.

    When reaching to the top of the mountain, we could see a clear view of Dove dale, which was beautiful, and the things which were there. At Dove dale, we could only see greenery and it was so different to city life. It was calm no noise at all. I wanted to stay there as I saw a view of it. There were houses there but they were not attached altogether they were really far from each other. I could smell nothing but I really did enjoy it.

    I was nervous at the start but after I had the power to go and climb it. I was out of breath but still I was brave. It took determination but everyone helped each other and worked as a team. When coming down the mountain we took side ways steps as to how we will not fall. When getting into the coach everybody had a great day and had a great sleep.

    Bismah :-)

    I just want to say a big thank you to Mrs Frankish for paying and letting us go. Even thank you to Mr McCabe, Miss Saunders, Mrs Jones, Miss Sahin and Mrs Janjua for looking after us and helping us climb the mountain

    • I told you this morning, mountains are like challenges, face them and conquer them. You have proved you can do it. I will make sure that BH gives you every opportunity to face challenges and make progress. Thank you for the super piece of writing.

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