Marton have been with us for the last few days and have had a very hectic time. On Tuesday they enjoyed the fantastic weather at the beautful Conway Castle, the children met wild birds of prey, walked the castles walls, had a look inside Britains smallest house and had a well deserved ice cream. Tuesday evening was packed full of excitement with a campfire (with marshmallows and lots of songs) along with a scavenger hunt. On Wednesday morning they set off for the STARS Centre to enjoy a range of exciting activities, the children enjoyed; fencing, archery, aeroball, caving, team challenge and rock climbing. Once back at Plas Nant Glyn the children relished the challenge of dam building and playing on the rope swing. Thursday dawned and another exciting day began... The Slate Caverns. The group descended down into the murky caves to find out about the miners lives and the trade of mining- it's safe to say non of them wanted the job of "danger-man". The children are eagerly awaiting their trip to the Seaquarium tomorrow.
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Friday, April 26, 2013
As the sun rose on our last day at Plas Nantglyn, the children began their last activities – fun, frolics and complete competitiveness shone through. The 1st activity, the bottle run, saw teams trying to transport a large bottle attached to rope around an obstacle course of many trees and a stream. 3 attempts by each team were had with gradual improvements each time, eventually supreme winners were the Terrible Tankinis and Maori-Tubbies, with an astonishing time of 1:01minutes. Next was the Disc Run, where relay teams had to run ALL over the large field to find different coloured discs and bring them back to base. The teachers enjoyed watching them all become completely and utterly exhausted in their determination to scour the entire field and become champions! A quick lunch again before a final pack up, and annual awards were handed out to children (and teachers!) before boarding the coach back to Macclesfield. We have had an amazing week with our Year 5s who have behaved brilliantly and been a pleasure to be with! Thank you kids – we hope you’ve enjoyed it too!
Posted by Education Away at 9:10 PM
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We have reached day 3 of our North Wales adventure and our feet have not touched the ground today, although Mrs Pollard enjoyed a very long cat nap on the coach!! The day began with a trip to Llechwedd Slate Cavern where the children experienced what life would have been like for a Victorian 10 year old, dangerously extracting slate for the princely sum of 12p a day.The deep mines astounded us and the scale of the 'cathedrals' were breathtaking. We had a VERY rushed lunch before we boarded the Ffestiniog Steam Train where the gentle motion lulled some of our kiddiewinks to sleep! Fresh air beckoned and we enjoyed breathing in the fresh sea air whilst playing cricket, finding crabs and collecting shells. A long return journey back to Plas Nantglyn where we enjoyed our last night of evening activities - rope swinging like Tarzan again, dam building, Rugby and a ghostly nighttime tale with hot chocolate before lights out on our final full day. Fun games in the gorgeous grounds of the house await our little monkeys tomorrow. We've thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here so far and will be taking back many fond memories!
|The Tinkers of 5GW after being found in the sand dunnes!|
|Where's the popcorn?|
|You expect us to climb up there?!|
|Where are the bloomin' teachers? 1st class? PAH!!|
|A Pools Specail - Spot the ball!|
|The gorgeous 5H before their dip in the sea!|
|Can we keep it as a pet?|
|"Excuse me? Is this the queue for the teacher's jobs as they've been employed down the mine?"|
|The queue for the height line to see who measures up for a life underground!|
|Are we nearly there yet? Where's Mrs Dempsey in her tankinin?!|
|Stop trying to hit the ball at the teachers!|
|Get a tissue Louis!!!|
|5 points for splashing Mrs Pollard!|
Posted by Education Away at 11:22 PM
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Fresh as daisies, our lively bunch woke up this morning excited about the day's fun activities that lay in wait! Archery, crate stacking, rock climbing, aeroball, team challenge and mock caving were all undertaken with boundless energy and smiles. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves, facing new challenges and overcoming fears (although that was more for the staff!!). A repeat of the evening again - endless fun on the rope swing above the stream, some splashing (and falling) in the stream, and crazy ball games on the huge field until the light faded. Warm drinks and a bedtime story then...zzzzzzzz.
|Transporting the water around the obstacle course on team challenge.|
|The milk men in Wales are very lazy and needed our help stacking crates!|
|Eat your heart out Spiderman!|
|The fab game of Aeroball.|
|great fun - no teachers hiding in these caves!|
|Robin Hood training school.|
|The children will do anything to avoid the wrath of Mrs Pollard!|
|First one to the top doesn't have to wash up!|
|Team Challenge - Go Greens!|
|Don't forget the arrows kids!|
|Smile for the camera!|
Posted by Education Away at 11:45 PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Marlborough arrived today after visiting Bodelwyddan Castle. There was a slight delay in setting off but after they got under way it was off to the castle. At Bodelwyddan the children had a lesson in patterns in nature including press printing. Then after a quick lunch and a play on the adventure playground it was off for a tour with Mrs Humphries the housekeeper. They arrived at the centre at about half past four and after unpacking there was time for a quick play on the field before tea time. After tea there was still time to get back out and into the stream to play on the rope swing. Pictures of the day are below........
Posted by Education Away at 10:08 PM