R11 Llansteffan Trip
R11, together with Mrs Kloosterman, Mrs Thompson and Mr Williams, went on a residential trip to Llansteffan for three days. After arriving at the idyllic country house and unpacking, R11 hiked to a nearby wood where they were put into teams with a challenge to build shelters which could provide them with all their basic needs. ‘I liked shelter building as we had to scavenge for materials and it made me think I was Bear Grylls’, Akash N. At night, they walked to a castle where Chris (our facilitator for the three days) told the children about how the castle was constructed to avoid possible invasion.
The next day they went rock pooling on the local beach collecting crabs, mussels and shrimp. ‘My favourite part about Llansteffan was going on the beach and getting to see all the sea creatures’, Tara G. ‘Theo and I caught 26 crabs’, Ben D. In the afternoon they prepared rabbit, fish, mussels and bread, which they flavoured with foraged leaves and flowers. These they then cooked on open fires having learn’t different techniques to light them. ‘I got to try rabbit for the first time and I ate fish prepared by my chef classmates’, Sohini G. In the evening they played various team building games aimed at teaching them effective communication.
On the final day R11 returned to the beach to learn about coastal erosion. It was an excellent trip and everyone really enjoyed it. ‘I enjoyed the shelter building, team challenges, the evening activities, the hot chocolate at night and playing charades, it was fun as everyone joined in – even the teachers’, Ella E.
28 May 2015
Junior School News