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Mrs Page's Group

Today we spent the first 30 minutes getting into our wetsuits as we were off coasteering! We drove over to Anglesey to the west coast - an idyllic spot. We traversed across the cliff and swam from rocks to rock. At the end of the swim around the coastline, we were able to jump in off the cliff! After this, we dried off and changed and went to the beach. We did a scavenger hunt, played some games and made some beach art. A fabulous day for Evelyn's birthday. 

Mrs Adey's Group

Today we climbed up Tyfan Mountain. Wow!! A 'real' mountain in the Ogwen Valley of North Snowdonia, Tryfan is to be admired and respected as it marks the line between hiking and mountaineering and is one of the most recognisable peaks in Britain. The summit stands at 917.51 metres, as measured by modern GPS equipment, which confirms it as one of the 14 highest peaks in Wales at over 3,000 feet. The views were breath taking. It was a challenging scramble but we reached the top. We were walking for over 5 hours. 

Mrs Hennessey's Group

We have had such an amazing day in the underground caves. The group overcame their fears of the unknown whilst learning all about how the Victorians used to mine slate. This involved going up through the various levels of the tunnel networks. To get to each level we had to scramble up rocks with flowing water, use a clip line with ropes to go up the steeper slopes and the same with the ladder rungs to get out to the top. After lunch we came a different way back down through vast caverns, finishing off with rafting across a lake to get back out. The boys supported each other with words of encouragement to make it through. 

Mr Sankey's Group 

Today our group went to the sunny Welsh coastline to tackle sea traversing and coastal scrambles. Some of the group faced their fears of heights by completing a high rope traverse across two rocky outcrops with the freezing sea below! We continued our adventure by scaling down the cliffs that surrounded us,  emerging to inland rockpools, where we completed wildlife scavenger hunts. To finish our amazing day off, we roasted marshmallows on the beach and took in the stunning views. 

Mrs MacPherson's Group

Today was a mountain climb for Mrs MacPherson's group. The weather forecast was checked and it was looking dry, albeit a little windy. The mountain chosen for this group was Carnedd y Filiast. This circular walk provides incredible views from each of the four summits along the route, the perfect adventure for those with a head for heights! The children were super in walking up the mountain, however, halfway up, the weather turned and the winds picked up, so they had to come back down. A trip to the beach was on the cards instead! They visited the beautiful Dinas Dinlle. 

Mrs Eaton's Group

Today we went gorge scrambling. Gorge Scrambling in North Wales is one of the most adventurous and adrenaline filled activity. They had the chance to jump into natural pools, climb waterfalls, traverse along rock walls and slide down natural rock water slides, all within a truly stunning area! For the last hour we went for a walk around the Betws-y-Coed. The girls bought 2 portions of chips to share amongst them to reward them for their hard work! They walked around the river and did some stone skimming. 

Dinner tonight was Spag Bol with garlic bread and apple crumble for desert. We rotated around the same evening activities again after the children completed their chores. 

Rather than climbing a mountain, we went inside!