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R11 Trip to Llansteffan

In May, R11 enjoyed a residential trip to Llansteffan for three days.  After arriving at the country house, they went rock-pooling at the local beach. Jasmine said, “We walked down to the beach after each of us received a fishing net and enjoyed stomping in the water with our wellington boots.  I caught a green crab then an orangey yellow one.”  In the evening, we walked to a castle where Chris told the children about how the castle was constructed to protect from possible invasion.  The next day was all about survival in the wild. The pupils built shelters, learnt about bush tucker and different methods to start camp fires, finishing off with team building games in the evening.  Ben said, “The next morning we woke up and hiked to a forest where we learnt about some of the local wildlife.  We were put into three teams and instructed to build a shelter using a piece of tarpaulin and four ropes.  Afterwards we made sweet and savoury bread, prepared mussels, rabbit and fish to cook over the fire.”  On the final day R11 returned to the beach to learn about coastal erosion.

It was an excellent trip and everyone really enjoyed it.  Lotte said, “I enjoyed the trip so much. It was amazing and I wouldn’t change anything about it.  I was really disappointed when we left.  Everything we did was so much fun and made us all smile.”

Mrs Thompson.

25 May 2014

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