Education Away News

Thursday, May 31, 2012

St Mary's - Rickmansworth @ Plas Nantglyn

St Marys arrived on Monday after an action packed day driving up from Hertfordshire. The group stopped at Blist Hills on the way before travelling up to North Wales in time for the evening meal and a quick play on the field before a story and bed.

Day 2 was spent travelling to Conwy to visit the castle in the morning followed by a trip up the Great Orme in Llandudno.

Day 3 was spent on site all day doing various activities including the famous Nantglyn Bottle RUn, damming the stream, code breakers, flower arranging and then orienteering in the afternoon. The evening meal was cooked by the group on the barbecues and was chicken burgers followed by marshmallows cooked on the fire.

Today was spent mostly at the Alwen Resevoir Education Centre learning about the water cycle and completing some environmental art. Then the late afternoon was spent at Denbigh Castle looking and comparing it with Conwy.

Tomorrow it is an early start to head off to RAF Cosford and then back home to Rickansworth.

Environmental art at the Alwen

Focussing on the water cycle.

Hanging around on the Bottle Run

Damming the stream

More environmental art.

Different techniques in conquering the bottle run.

The first day at Blists Hill

Conwy Castle in all its glory.

What a lovely bunch of........ flowers

Looking for a variety of wild flowers in the local area.

The tram up the Great Orme in Llandudno

Even more environmental art

Walking up to the Alwen dam.

A little cooler at Denbigh Castle.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

St John Fisher at Stars

St John Fisher had another glorious day in the sunshine at Stars in Denbigh - caving, aeroball, archery, fencing, a bit of team building and climbing followed by a huge game of rounders on the field. A miini quiz ended the night before an initial pack before home tomorrow.
The climbing wall

Ready to climb

Mr Riding showing off his new hair style.

Is the child upside down or the camera??

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

St John Fisher at Plas Nantglyn

St John Fisher have spent the day on site and enjoyed the beautiful countryside in the glorious sunshine of North Wales - below are the photos of the BBQ, the Bottle Run, damming the stream and the village trail.

Mr Murphy enjoying cooking the burgers!

Happy that the burgers are cooked and ready for eating.

Fun in the sun.

What excellent cooking skills.

Damming the stream.

The Bottle Run

The Preaching Tree!!

The Village Trail

Group photo with the Nantglyn Totem pole in the background.

What a big tree!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

St John Fisher go to Greenwood Forest Park

St John Fisher went off to Greenwood Forest Park today. Lots of fun was had by all in an action packed day.  

Fun on the slides!

The boys having lunch

The sun shone all day long.

Looking good!!

Also looking good!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

St John Fisher Arrive

St John Fisher have arrived! After a full day visiting Penrhyn Castle they arrived with us in time for dinner and a quick play on the field before a story and bed. Below are some photos at the Castle where they took part in a mock Victorian day.

All listening intently! 

Wriitng with a quill.

Having fun at the Castle.

Making prints.