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Monday, June 9, 2014

Thorley Hill Day 2

So much for thinking that the weather would be better in June….

We spent today in and around Plas Nantglyn carrying out team challenge activities. It was raining very heavily when we got up but after breakfast we put on our waterproofs and got on with the morning activities:

Tower building (indoors).

Obstacle course.
 Dam building.
 Bridge building.
There were points available for each of the activities.

After lunch the weather improved and we set off on the Nantglyn Trail. We had written clues to tell us where to go and had to answer questions as we went round.

After tea (pizza) we completed the famous Plas Nantglyn Bottle Run. Team 3 set a very fast time of 55 seconds but were beaten by the staff who completed the course in a world record 40 seconds!

Our final challenge for the day was Mr Gordon’s wide game.

At the end of the day all of the points were added up and Team 4 were crowned as winners, a great comeback as they were in last place at the end of the morning activities.

As I write the children have showered and are having a bedtime story; they will shortly be going to bed, hopefully to sleep for a bit longer than last night!
The children have been superb again today despite the poor weather, tomorrow we are off to Conway Castle and will be going swimming in the afternoon.

Mr Webb


  1. Fantastic pictures, they all look like they're having a great time.

  2. Showered!!! Really? Fab photos, glad they're all having a great time

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  4. It looks like the kids are having a great time and the Blog is great, thanks Mr Webb.

  5. Loving the photos! Sounds like you're all having a great time. Be kind to the teachers & at least let them have "some" sleep. :o) xxxx

  6. Looks like you've had a fun packed day despite the rain. I'm sure the teachers will be waking you up by the end of the week! Love the photos, great to see how you are all getting on. xx

  7. It looks like you all had another great day Year 6. I can't believe you let the staff beat you, what happened?
    I am glad to hear you are all showering - I hope you are all using soap/shower gel as well. Water on its own is not enough!

  8. Looks like everyone is having a fabulous time! Enjoy the rest of the week and looking forward to saying hello in July when I am back in England!

    1. How are you? Hope your well and enjoying your travels.

  9. Oh how fabulous! I didn't know we could reply :)
    Hello to all, glad you're all having so much fun,
    Thank you for the fantastic updates, makes our day seeing what you've all been up to, have fun all xx