At last the adventure began for Prep IV on their first residential even though the skies were grey the mini buses were filled with joy and excitement. Finally we arrived at the Conwy Centre in Anglesey with the squeals of delight from the children. After leaving out bags in the common room we eagerly made our way to our instructors Chris and Steve who told us what lay ahead…
The children were very excited to find they were going canoeing on the sea. The first and most important thing was to get booted and suited with life jackets, helmets and waterproof entire. We then split into four teams and made our way into the edge of the sea to look at Jellyfish. We found some Lion jellyfish and Compass Jellyfish before going to a tunnel where we all squeezed in. After making our way out of the tunnel we pretended to be pirates looking for treasure and we had lots of fun in the process. We then turned our competitive sides on to see who could gain the most points by throwing a small ball into the other canoes. This was followed by looking for and throwing wet sponges at each other which we loved.
As we took the canoes back to shore, the children decided who wanted to jump into the sea. Oh was the sea cold! Squeals of delight echoed around the quay.
Having dried off and changed our clothes we headed for tea. After a delicious meal we then headed to the shop and sorted our rooms. The rooms themselves were a challenge. The children tried to make their owns beds which was a struggle. More excitement soon followed when we went to our night activity which was Nightline. We were blindfolded! Working in teams of 7 we had to hold onto the person’s shoulder in front and a rope to complete the activity. We had to crawl through some tyres, under a net, around trees, through a tunnel and over a massive beanbag. After that we decided for some of us a shower is what was needed and some dorm time with our friends before we crashed after a busy but fantastic day.
What a beautiful morning it was when we woke up- nice and sunny. We stripped our beds and packed up all our bags as it was our last day here. We then went for breakfast where we had a choice of a full cooked breakfast, croissant, toast and condiments. After refilling our energy, we were excited to try the climbing wall and see how high we could go. Some of us surprised ourselves! We completed varies different small games before we had a go at climbing.
We decided that we were hungry for lunch and so we unpacked our lunches and enjoyed our last meal at Conway. We then began the journey back to school to see our families who were all deeply missed. Thank you to our instructors for an amazing time at the Conway Centre.