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R11 Trip to Llansteffan

On 11th May, R11 went on a residential trip to Llansteffan for three days. After arriving at the idyllic country house and unpacking, they 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. In the evening the pupils 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 R11 spent their morning preparing food that could be foraged and cooked on an open fire. They also learnt how to make fire using different techniques. In the afternoon they went rock pooling on the local beach collecting crabs and other creatures.   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. They were also given time to play on the beach or to relax and enjoy the sunshine. It was another successful trip to Llansteffan and pupils returned to St John’s tired but happy.

Mrs Kloosterman

11 May 2016

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