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Day 4

Another amazing day with the Red Team!


Today, we went to Port Maddoch and visited one of the beautiful beaches in Borth. It was raining again, but that didn't stop us having the best time! We climbed rock faces and slippery slopes, and even went on the hunt for One-Eyed Jack's secret cove. It was a tight squeeze, but the children worked well together to get through; building on their communication and team work skills. Rhys and Joshua worked really hard during a tough game where they had to order themselves in alphabetical order in a small gap in the cliff face. It was a tight spot, but they showed excellent resilience to keep the team motivated.


After our seaside adventure, we drove to a nearby river to do some gorge walking. They banded together to traverse waterfalls and streams with ease. We rounded off our trip by having a splash around in the lake, which made us all very wet! Eesha, Nessy and Taelah got particularly wet as they splashed each other on the way out too! 


We rounded off the evening by shaking a tail-feather at the disco! What a lovely way to finish the day! Great job Red Team!!

Day 3

Another excellent (but rainy) day with the red team!


After a delicious breakfast, we put on our water proof clothes for an excursion out to a nearby lake to canoe. Our instructor Kev tied the canoes together and the children split into two teams to learn the ropes. We then paddled around the edge of the lake before playing some games. The children showed excellent leadership skills and had a fab time. We were so wet when we got to the shore, we all jumped in the lake for a dip!!


Once we had dried off, we had our lunch then practiced our orienteering skills around the center. They learned to read maps, co-ordinate co-operatively and search carefully for clues! Jake and Shanice were very competitive, using their new skills to find the clues.


The children have had a wonderful day, let's see what tomorrow brings!

Day 2

What a superb day today! 


Had a lovely, hearty breakfast this morning before making our own lunch ready for a full day of activities. We made our way via minibus to the base of a mountain before beginning our climb. Each child took a turn leading the group as we made our way further up the path towards the top. 


During our journey across the mountain, we drank from a fresh water stream, explored an old copper mine and drank hot chocolate while taking in the gorgeous view. Kyle H, Owen and Leah were a little nervous about how high up we were, but with a bit of encouragement and a huge amount of support from their friends; they had an incredible journey!


After tea, we had fun doing some photo orienteering around the grounds. With torches in hand, teams went around Plas Gwynant finding clues to match to their photographs!


Overall, a wonderful day! Well done Red Team!

Day 4

Yellow group- Lillah, Grace. C, Imaan, Lauren, Maisie, Sawyer, Noah, Taranver, Jack, Kyle


Today was an amazing finish to our trip to Plas. We had an incredible time walking the length of the Glaslyn gorge alongside the river. We explored a tunnel in the mountains and some of us were daring enough to turn off our torches! 


We trekked for miles across rough terrain in the pouring rain to get to the top of a huge Welsh hill. We found a shelter at the top and whilst in the mountains we scrambled up small gorges, over fallen trees, across countless rocks and supported eachother up steep slopes. We breaker for a late lunch in a log cabin in the mountains and then carried on our trek back down. 


After we’d regained our energy, we tried a team challenge called the slab that we failed on Monday. Because of our newly found leadership skills and excellent communication we worked as a team, supported one another and got eachother up the slippery concrete slope. 


Following this, we crossed small streams and then used a rope and wire bridge to cross another raging river and finished our exhausting day back at the centre with some nice hot chocolate!


To top it all off, we used our remaining energy to throw some shapes in an exciting disco and danced until we were tired enough to hopefully sleep the full night!

Day 3

Yellow group- Lillah, Grace. C, Imaan, Lauren, Maisie, Sawyer, Noah, Taranver, Jack, Kyle


Today, we have tired ourselves out once again. We started off the morning to a very cloud and rainy day so decided to do some orienteering around the grounds. We were given maps of the area and played lots of different orienteering games, this involved climbing walls and fences, searching through trees and cabins and even working together to safely approach a river.


After a thorough soaking, we stopped and ate lunch together inside the centre and tried our kit off for what we thought would be the rest of the day. When we had finished our instructor (James) took us out to a nearby lake and we went canoeing! We were split into two teams and had to race each other, throw things to one another and played a range of ball games. We all dipped our faces into the cold water and some of us played a game where we had to swap seats without falling into the water.


We've had another great time and enjoyed a hot meal and some warm clothes when we got back. Now we're off to do some indoor orienteering around the centre, let's see if our map work skills have paid off! 

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