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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rosewood at Llechwedd, the Ffestiniog Railway & the beach!

Today Rosewood went off to Llechwedd Slate Caverns, followed by a trip on the Ffestioniog Railway all the way to Porthmadog. Then it was time to go to to the beach for some fun and games. They were back in time for tea and there was still time to fit in the Nantglyn Bottle Run and a quick game of football before story and bed.

Only small bits of light shining through mine.

On the train.

The train

Black Rock sands beach
Cutting the slate.
The Victorian Sweet Shop

Games on the beach.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rosewood walking and at the Castle

Today the morning was spent trekking up Moel Famau followed by a walk around Denbigh Castle. After this it was time to go to the Nova centre swimming pool in Prestatyn. Below are some photos of the day.

Looking at the views from Denbigh Castle.

The Grand entrance to Denbigh Castle

The local tour guide giving excellent info about the castle.

On the top of Moel Famau having collected some good walking sticks on the way.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rosewood at Stars!

Rosewood arrived yesterday after an action packed day - a trip to the World Museum in Liverpool followed by a trip on the ferry on the Mersey and then on to Plas Nantglyn for tea, a walk into the village a bedtime story and then bed. Todat was spent in Denbigh at the Stars centre. It was a great day with lots of great activities.

Getting ready for rock climbing.

Crate Stacking

Crate Stacking

Rock Climbing

Friday, June 22, 2012

St Thomas Aquinas at Plas Nantglyn

St Thomas Aquinas from Stoke were with us for 3 days this week so apologies for the belated blog! We had a really fantastic time on site and the weather held up for us. we had an ejoyable walk around the village on the first afternoon and the next day was spent doing activities on the field and in the stream. The final morning we had a scavenger hunt and finished off the trip with the wide game.

Ready for activities!

Listening for the instructions

Sending codes.

After making the fires it was time to cook the waffles.

Getting the bottle around the run was not as easy as it first looked!

Damming the stream involved everyone (including the staff) getting very wet.

A fine looking dam.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

St. Elizabeth's @ Plas Nantglyn

St. Elizabeth's arrived yesterday for their weekend visit. They visited Erddig Country House on the way to Plas Nantglyn and had an enjoyable day looking around before arriving at about 4:30pm. The wet weather didn't dampen the spirits and after a quick game of football and tea it was time for a game of bingo and as a special treat we wheeled the TV out for the England game (however, most lost interest by the end of the first half).

Today has been spent around the centre. First of all it was off around the village on a nature trail seeing and hearing the sights and sounds of the countryside. We were back in time for lunch and then the afternoon activities were the Bottle Run, dam building and the rope swing which involved almost everyone getting absolutely soaking wet. we did some sketching and had a quiz before tea and then it was time to prepare for the talent show. After this there was time for a quick sing song and then it was off to bed. 

At Erddig House in Wrexham.

Breakfast time.

Finding a nice place to sit on the walk.

We managed to find a playground on our walk.

A staircase in a tree!!

The donkeys enjoyed our leftover apple cores.

Trying to get the bottle around the rope course proved tricky!

Good tactics to battle the course.

Building dams in the stream.

The first act of the talent show.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Marton go down the mines!

After breakfast we went to Llechwedd Slate Caverns. We went on 2 tours down the mine and learnt about how hard it was for the Welshmen who mined the slate. We could not believe how dark, cold and miserable the conditions were for children as young as 10.

When we reutrned to Plas Nantglyn it was time for some team building challenges. We worked in groups of 6 and received points for how well we completed the activities and our teamwork.

In the evening we had to have the campfire inside due to a deterioration in the weather - again! 

We have all had another brilliant day and are looking forward to the Sealife Centre and the Sun Centre in Rhyl tomorrow.  

'Oi, get down from there!!!'

2 trips underground and we have only lost half of them!!!

'Guess which pet your child will ask for next?'

Task 1 - Can I have mine well done please?

Task 2 - Old man Parker heard that more pork pies were available on the other side of the stream.

Task 3 - The first spillage was rather obvious!

Task 4 - Anyone for croquet?

Task 5 - Teamwork is the key to the Bottle Run.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Marton @ Stars

After breakfast it was on to the coach to do fencing, rockclimbing, archery, lowropes, Aeroball and caving. After all these fun activities we waved goodbye and drove to Plas Nantglyn for dinner it was ham, salad and chips. After dinner it was down to the stream and building dams. We all got VERY WET. We had a settle down and went to bed.
Tonight's blog was written by Kate Sherman
PS Jack says for any parents that are intrigued by his note it said
            'What are you doing here? I've gone!'
Arriving at Stars.

On guard

Who will get the first bullseye?

Now you've got to the top, try it with a blindfold on.

Getting kitted up ready for fencing.

Time for lunch.


Can you find the way out?

Balancing on the low ropes.

A ropey bunch!

Even the rain couldn't dam-pen our spirits.

The fish in my welly is this big!

The best dam of the evening.