Monday, 26 January 2015

Mount Everest

Today we made Mount Everest.  As you do.

We have now progressed to the 1950s of our 20th Century project.  0n 29th May 1953, New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Napalese Tenzing Norgay were the first ever people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, a staggering 8,840m above sea level: the cruising height of most transatlantic passenger jets.

And so we made a mini Mount Everest out of salt dough...

...complete with Hillary and Norgay, Base Camp, Camps 1,2,3 & 4, the Chinese and Nepalese borders and a helicopter to pick up poorly climbers at Base Camp.

The kiddies decided to camp outside in the bitter cold for an hour.  I say 'bitter' - I kind of doubt it was as bitter or windy or in fact as dangerous as Everest, but Winter seems determined to ruin my positivity with its endless grey.  Bleurgh.

Monkey Girl is working on this for Sea Cadets.

The Boy asked to make a poster about protecting yourself from spies.

I.  Love. Him.

We finished the day with Trampolining and Sea Cadets.