We still have not internet!
Everyone’s has a really fun, active day and they’re all very tired and looking forward to coming home and seeing everyone tomorrow afternoon.
Today, Blue and Yellow groups have been canoeing and abseiling, Red group have been exploring the beach and have climbed up a waterfall and Green group have had a day mountain walking.
Mr McGarvey will post a blog over the half-term holiday with lots more details and photographs.
See you all tomorrow.
Unfortunately, due to no internet access again today, our teachers at Plas have not been able to update the blog. However, we have managed to touch base with the teachers and they have advised us that everyone had a great nights sleep after an exhausting day yesterday. They have all enjoyed a super breakfast ready for their last full day of activities. Children will again be splitting off into groups to experience mountain climbing, abseiling, canoeing and a beach walk, and they are very excited! They are also really looking forward to the disco later to celebrate their last night at Plas. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
Due to no signal or internet access at Plas Gwynant, Mr McGarvey, Mrs Thomas, Miss Badger and Miss Cox have sent the following message to school:
Everybody is safe, well and enjoying the week.
Today, Mr McGarvey’s Red group and Miss Badger’s Yellow group have had a mountain day, they have been looking at the water cycle and going into the tunnels.
Mrs Thomas’ Blue group and Miss Cox’s Green group have had a day at the beach, where they have been exploring and climbing.
Lots of photographs have been taken, and we will upload them and write the next blog as soon as we are able to connect to the internet.
Today, has been wicked. Up nice and early to find out information about and complete our jobs for the week, this included bird feeding, recycling and setting tables for breakfast. Beans on toast and cereal is just want we needed to fill our bellies for the adventures ahead. To brighten our day, we started with a lovely sing song to celebrate KW (Yr5) Birthday (Happy Birthday KW).
Had the adventure of heading to the beach for the morning, we had a great time of rock climbing and a competition who would make the best sand castles (Miss Badger had a huge undertaking trying to decide the best one). We got to eat our lunch on the beach to, sitting on the rocks watching the waves (it was amazing!) “Its great experience!”(AP-Yr5). Next, we headed towards Llyn Dinas to do climbing, we got the chance to get our feet wet and climb some rocks. ” I feel like Bear Grylls!” (H-JB- Yr5)
Our adventure started with us abseiling down a cliff face, it was so fun and we all achieved it with team work and help from our instructor. We even manged to have a race where RA (Yr6) managed to beat Mr McGarvey to the bottom. With a quick lunch, we were soon kitted up and sitting in the mini bus ready to go canoeing. With a “cold, interesting and exciting” (OM-Yr5) paddle, we got the chance to race the canoes, practice going forward and backwards along with getting the chance to play some canoe games.
We had a interesting challenge today, as we had to walk up a mountain! We were all very apprehensive when our leader Mel told us we would be walking for 6 hours, however, we soon found our feet and had the best time. Not only did we manage to reach the peak of the mountain and walk ALL the way back to the Plas Gwynant centre. We also had the opportunity to climb a tree, explore an old mining cave and even eat some of the plants we found along the way (only the safe ones pointed out to us by Mel of course!). To help us on our adventure we had time to stop and each our lunch looking out over the wonderful views and we even had a stop for some hot chocolate out of a flask, followed by a bourbon biscuit, delicious! As we got back to the centre, although we were tired and aching, we felt a great sense of achievement after travelling all that way.
”I feel like I have conquered my fear of heights!” EC (Yr5)
What a jam-packed day! We had the most fun: canoeing on an open lake deep in the Welsh valleys, abseiling down the face of very steep rock and heading out on a ‘night walk’ through the beautiful grounds of Plas Gwynant. We are loving every second, all of us facing each challenge head on; pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones- “This is epic!” (HE- Year 6)
After a very long coach ride (3 hours), passing through such lovely scenic routes we all arrived safely. We were soon tucking into our lunch, unpacking our bags and completing the dreaded task of making our beds.
The grounds are fantastic with lots off different things to see and explore. The instructors are great and we each completed different challenges this afternoon: climbing to the top of ‘Eagle Rock’, team building exercises and scavenger hunting.
Dinner was fantastic, with jacket potatoes and a variety of fillings including baked beans, bolognese, tuna, coldslaw and salad. Completed with rice pudding for dessert. After this, we finished sorting our rooms and began our evening activity of picture orienteering, which was made both a bit harder, but way funnier in the dark. We finished the evening with a hot chocolate, a quick shower and some time to reflect on the day and read.
We have all had a fantastic day and can’t wait for tomorrow!
Bye for now 🙂
During Holy Week we took part in an Easter bonnet parade to celebrate new life. We had a brilliant time making our bonnets and an even better time showing them off in our parade.
Everyone was full of enthusiasm, made a great effort and we all had a wonderful time together.
Well done and thank you to everyone who took part, to those who joined came to watch and support and a special thank you to our judges. A very difficult decision! Finally a big congratulations to our prize winners!
Years 5 & 6 really did live like Romans during this topic. Led by Mr McGarvey, pupils in years 5&6 cooked, ate, crafted and built just as the Romans did cooking up and tasting venison, rabbit stew and nettle soup and whittling spears, making fires and building shelters and of course catapults in case the time came to attack!
Pupils showed off their skills, talents and enthusiasm for their History and Outdoor learning and really got involved!
A great day had by all!
After this pupils attended a trip to Wall – A Roman site in Lichfield. Letocetum is an of ancient Roman bath site and was an important staging post for the military. Owned by the National Trust, there was also a museum which houses artefacts that have been excavated from the site over a long period of time. There were some truly incredible artefacts!
The staff who led us in activities for the day were brilliant, they answered all of our questions, were full of facts and we learned a lot from them!
It was lovely to hear from them when we got back to school.
‘The children were well behaved and they asked sensible questions or made relevant comments and were a credit to your school. It was lovely to hear that the children had much to say about the actual village of Wall and the Village Hall. It all adds to the experience.’ Julie ‘The friends of Letocetum’
Well done children and Thank you for a wonderful week!
Worship group led us in a special Mothers Day assembly where by we were encouraged to reflect and think about those special people in our lives who take care of us. We were reminded of each role they play in our lives with Worship group taking us through every step of the journey and showing us just how much they do for us.
With their mums in the audience receiving their very own badge of honour, it was a very special occasion.
Well done Worship group!
On the afternoon, we held Mothers day craft sessions. It was wonderful to see so many mums, aunties, sisters, grandparents – all those who look after us- enjoying quality time together being creative.