Wednesday 27th June
The countdown has begun! Only two more day until the big trip to Kingswood Residential Centre. I’m not sure who is more excited for this trip, the staff, or the children. Please remember to use the checklist when packing for the trip as we wouldn’t want you to forget anything! We also advise that your child brings their checklists with them so they can use this when packing to come home. We will keep in daily contact with you during the trip. However, from previous years, we know that the signal is not the best so the pictures may take a little longer to upload. Please remember that the bus will be leaving promptly at 9.15m. Therefore, we expect to see and sea of grey Pencaerau T-shirts at 8.45am. This is going to be a trip to remember, so don’t forget to wear your biggest smiles! Mum's, there wont be any issues so leave your tissues at home haha!
Friday 29th June
Celebrate good times, come on! I wonder how many of you sang that haha. We arrived here at Kingswood at 2.13pm (our quickest time yet). To those parents/ guardians who thought their child would be upset leaving…I hate to say I told you so! Moral is high here at camp as you can see from the video attached. We have just met our camp leader Ruby, who has already taught us how to ‘get loose, get funky and down to the beat’. The children's excitement levels are raising as they prepare to take on caving and the night walk.
Day 1 of Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Crocker trying to get a Love Island beach body and the cracks are already beginning to show..
Saturday 30th June
After finishing yesterday with a water fight in the heat, your little darlings were shattered. Water ’n amazing experience haha.
probably navigate their way through a series of obstacles and mazes as a group, relying heavily on the trust and the support of each other in a safe and secure environment. However, their imaginations were running wild about what was around them which resulted in a few screams. To be fair to the children, most of the screams were from Miss Powell! We have finished our night with multiples moments of triumph during the Scrapheap Challenge. The Scrapheap Challenged required us to use initiative, teamwork and a whole lot of rubbish to create rockets to blast into the sky.
Monday 2nd July
We spent last night roasting our marshmallows over the Campfire until they were soft and gooey. The children’s expectations of the Campfire were high but the teacher’s expectations were even higher. However, the staff blew all of our expectations to create memories that will never be forgotten. I’m sure that this would have been one of the highlights for the children so I will let them tell you all about the craziness that occurred.
The children were amazing getting up today. We have reached the point where Mrs Lloyd is unable to judge the tidiest rooms as there was not a spec of rubbish in any of them. Both the children and staff were ready way ahead of schedule... I know, I didn’t think Mrs Lloyd could be on time either! We are sad that the trip is ending. However, we have had a hearty and delicious breakfast and we are set for the last activities of the trip which are the Giant Zipline and Fencing. The estimated time of arrival to the school is 6.00pm. However, those of you whose children came last year will know that the journey doesn’t always run as expected. In the result of the journey taking longer than anticipated, the school will be informed. We will be returning your children to you in the same manner that you gave them to us… fed and watered with smiles on their faces. As the saying goes, we didn’t realise we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun!