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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Thorley Hill Day 3

Tuesday (day three):

7:30 – 9:00 AM

This morning in the Hayloft dormitory we were all half asleep………… until Mr Gordon woke us up with his loud (and hoarse) voice. ”Wake up campers!” came his voice (although we are sleeping in dormitories). Alfie, however, was not woken as he remained fast asleep. Soon, the bell rang for breakfast and we made our (slow) way towards the dining area, ready for the fish cakes and tomatoes we received for our breakfast.

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The main activity today was Conway Castle (although we have probably all forgotten about it by now!). The one hour long coach journey ended in front of the historic town walls of Conway. Our tour guide, Neil, showed us around the (very old) castle. To remember our trip, he showed us parts of the castle which we were able to represent with our hands (there were thirteen in total). We were able to purchase items from the castle shop but were limited on money; Caleb’s somehow got “lost” in Mr Webb’s pocket! All too soon it was time to go back on the coach for swimming and lunch….

1:00 – whenever the swimming finished
Most of the afternoon was spent on the water slide – as soon it opened, the pool was filled with screams loud enough to scare the living daylights out of any person’s soul. The pool also had a range of things that would interest an 11 year old;  the Jacuzzi was very popular!

Whenever we got back – now
Rain was pouring down as we came back but that did not stop everyone wanting a go on the rope swing – for many this was the highlight of the day!

Even Mrs Clayton and Miss Tetlow had a go!


Today's blog was written by Lukas and Harvey


  1. Great blog Harvey & Lukas sounds like another fantastic day you have all had.

  2. Wow what a day. Thank you Harvey and Lukas for a great update! Bet you will all sleep well tonight! xx

  3. Looks like day three was lots of fun! Glad to see my mother is showing her adventurous side on the rope swing!

  4. Message from Lynette and Jim
    Loving the photo's, can see you are all having a fantastic time, next time just make sure you beat the teachers in the activities! Lots of love to you all xx

  5. Despite the weather, you have crammed so much into one day. Thank you Harvey & Lucas for the detailed blog. Lucy you look petrified on the rope swing!! Couldn't help but notice that only female staff were pictured on the rope swing.......was Mr Webb too scared???

  6. Wow! What a great day! Keep the photo's coming - we want to see pictures of muddy and wet teachers! Not that I am in any way encouraging you to get them wet or muddy.......

  7. It looks like you are all continuing to have fun. I think Mr Gordon enjoyed waking up the little campers who had been a little noisy in the night boys! Swimming sounded great fun, I hope you didn't scare too many peope with your screaming!
    Great to see Mrs Clayton and Miss Tetlow on the rope swings. What happened to Mr Gordon and Mr Webb I wonder?