Wales Adventure – Final Update 4!

Hello once again from Wales!

Yesterday saw groups tackle canoeing and mountaineering (making sure that everyone has had a chance over the week to do both amazing experiences) and the weather has continued to be “challenging”!

On the final full day of activities, children faced 50mph winds and torrential rain at 840 feet up the mountain! Clinging to bilberry plants on hands and knees, the children fantastically scaled the near vertical climb to reach the summit. Having survived, all then refuelled under an emergency shelter, while Mrs Shephard and Mrs Rattray lit a BBQ outside (as they couldn’t manage the claustrophobic conditions!). Further into the descent back down, Mrs Shephard fell over and rolled stylishly (like a commando-telly-tubby) in oversized waterproofs inflated by the wind – not her wind we might add. This group then faced a 1 mile walk through the abandoned railway tunnel through the hillside and a great time was had by all.

Meanwhile, Mrs Landon’s canoe group excelled at zig-zagging while travelling over the aqueduct. Mrs Landon then got stuck attempting to get out of her canoe, when her buoyancy aid became hooked on a branch (alas, we have not photos of this comedy moment!). Not to be put off, Mrs Landon continued by project managing the entire loading of canoes…. we fear that her poorly finger may have prevented her from lifting them.

The talent show last night ended a fantastic week. A special mention must go to Jenny L, who sang an amazing solo musical diary of her week in Wales. Very brave, exceptionally talented and captivated everyone. It was a very emotional performance too….

What a day – the children continue to impress everyone. A superb week for the Year 6’s – they have all shown excellent determination and collaboration to achieve, overcoming enormous personal hurdles along the way.

We all hope that the Blogs have been useful in giving everyone a small insight into life away from Holbrook at the residential. Thank you for all of your comments, feel free to continue leaving them below – we always love to hear what you think.

A final goodbye to everyone, from all in the Welsh Valleys. We shall see you all later today!

[Written by Mr Thorns ~ with updates from Mrs Sivier & Mr Plow]

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3 thoughts on “Wales Adventure – Final Update 4!”

  1. Wow look at you all, very well done to you all, what an amazing achievement to you all, you should be so proud of yourselves.

    Such a shame you never got any pictures of the comedy moments, I bet the kids found it hilarious 😂

    What amazing memories you all have made, and ones that you will always keep with you.
    We are so proud of you Lucas, and can’t wait to see you later, we love you millions, love Mum, Dad, Tyler, Mason, Riley-jay xxxxx

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  2. Omg, I hope you put rocks in Harry’s pockets to stop him from blowing away. So proud of all the kids for battling on through some challenging weather. See you soon Harry xxx

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  3. I am so very proud of u Jake…….if it makes u feel any better the weather has been shocking here too……..but I think the sun has come to welcome you all home …….a massive thank you to the teachers for keeping our little ones safe and doing an amazing job keeping them all up beat …….cant wait to see u Jake love you xxxx

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