Wales Update 5 ~ A Final Installment!

Hello to all, from another amazingly picturesque morning in the Welsh Hills. Image result for big pit

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This morning, children have been re-charged for the day with another hearty breakfast, before setting off on their final adventures for the week. Today, the children have visited “Big Pit” coal mine, where children will explore the mine with a hands-on experience to gain an insight into the life of the coal workers.

A huge thank you, to all of the many parents who have helped to make the trip run smoothly by packing appropriate kit, supporting the school and contributing to help make the adventure a success. We hope that the Blogs have been a positive means of finding out what’s been going on this week… it has been lovely to see so many parents viewing them.

With a sad final goodbye, as we set off back towards home…

Bye for now, from all in the Welsh Hills…

[Written by Mr Thorns, with thanks for the updates from Mrs Sivier and Mrs Landon]

Wales Update Number 4!

Hello to all from Wales again!

Well, another action packed day, filled with hiking, more canoeing and the ever treacherous cave walking!

As you can see from the pictures, spirits are still high as we approach the final day of the adventure, with children eager to give their all on the final activities. IT has been a glorious day with the weather again being kind to us, which was ideal for the activities in today’s line-up!

Last night saw evening activities include a games night, with children taking part in jenga, cards, dominoes and twister, as well as a full table tennis tournament!

Miss Trenchard’s canoe group were singing pirates of the Caribbean theme tune whilst paddling at top speed (faster than the other groups we might add!)

Once again, we are forced to report that the Welsh wilderness has again taken a toll on Mrs Landon, who fell over in the cave walking and banged her knees – whilst trying hard not to look like Michael Jackson’s thriller dance in the process!!

Whilst amidst all of this madness, Mrs Sivier’s hiking group walked 2.6 miles in 3 hrs 10 mins up the side of a large Welsh mountain (well, a hill actually)! Let’s just say we smashed the Resi award for hill climbing!

Sadly, we are already now approaching a final sleep before the journey home tomorrow, after a journey to Big Pit along the way…

Bye for now, from all in the Welsh Hills!

[Written by Mr Thorns, with updates from Mrs Landon & Mrs Sivier]

Wales Update Number 3!

Hello from sunny Wales!

Another action packed day today, with many children taking part in canoeing through the Welsh rivers. As you can see from the pictures, this was not as easy as the picturesque landscape might suggest!

The food (according to the children) has been “very good”, “awesome” and “tasty” to quote just a few of their comments! Shepherd’s pie and veg yesterday, which was followed by chocolate brownies and ice cream. Mrs Sivier has commented that the cake contributions from parents have been amazing once again this year! Tonight, the children have feasted on roast chicken washed down with apple crumble!

Mrs Landon informs us that highlights of the canoeing include Myan dipping his foot into the cold water, Alfie attempting to “floss” while standing up and Michali’s attempt at “ramming speed” as he promptly ploughed into the riverbank! Group 1 also experienced a haphazard attempt at changing seat in the canoe mid-race!

Postcards have now been written and posted (so should be arriving on Friday at the latest!) and the children continue to have a fabulous time challenging and stretching themselves, while having fun with the peers along the way…

Bye for now, from all in the Welsh hills!

[Written by Mr Thorns, with updates from Mrs Sivier & Mrs Landon]

Wales Update Number 1!

Hello from sunny Wales!

Apologies to all for the late update, the signal appears to be treacherous out there today, so staff have struggled to email through – let us hope it is only

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a brief glitch!

The children have arrived safely in the beauty of the Welsh countryside. Settling in activities including kit issuing, getting to know the site and then an adventurous walk around the site.

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After a restful night’s sleep and settling into their accomodation, the children ate a hearty breakfast before setting off on their first adventure. This morning, children and staff have embarked on a mountain walk (which is as tricky and arduous as it is immensely rewarding and fun too!) while other groups are exploring the local caves and the surrounding waterfall.

Keep an eye out for future updates, once we receive more information from the group too!

Goodbye for now, from all in Wales!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Coming Soon Wales/Year 6 !

Year 6 are due to be visiting Wales on June 5th.Image result for welsh flag

This is going to be for our last school trip at Holbrook we are going Mountain Climbing, Caving and Canoeing. This will be a hair-raising experience for the children who are going to stay in wooden cabins in the mountains!

We will be travelling by mini-buses or coaches and are looking forward to trying different activities and making new friendships along the way.

[Written by Jake S -dolphins]