Year 6 enjoyed three fabulous days on their residential trip last week. As their usual trip to Blencathra in the Lake District was not possible this year, the teachers were keen that the pupils didn’t miss out on having a residential trip. Using part of one of the boarding houses at the senior school as their base, they spent three jam-packed days together.
Day one was spent at Lake Vyrnwy with activities complimenting their humanities work on rivers and mountains. Using OS maps, they navigated a 3-mile route before examining the course of the river Afon Eiddw. They then completed a river study measuring the river’s depth and velocity, which involved paddling in the river! Ice creams were very much enjoyed after this. Once back at school, the children made their own pizza, settled into their rooms and enjoyed games on the Maes-y-Llan. A film and popcorn before bedtime ended the first very busy day!
Day two by contrast was spent visiting Parc Snowdonia. After a safety briefing, the children tested their skills on the Ninja Assault Course before a climbing session. The afternoon proved the highlight for many with a surf lesson on the lagoon. Some of the pupils (and the staff) just about made it up onto their feet! A barbecue on the Terrace back at school, more games on the Maes y Llan, a film and popcorn finished off another very busy day.
The last day of the trip started with the children making their own packed lunches (this is something that the pupils would have done every day had they been at Blencathra!) before setting off to Llanymynch. Here, Lowland Mountain Leader, Miss Thompson led a circular walk with a geology focus around the local area. The children loved the fossil hunting and this was a perfect ending to a fabulous 3 days.