Category Archives: Dol-Y-Moch
After a long coach ride in the heat the children have arrived safely at Dol-y-Moch and are excited to start their activities.
A group of 19 year 5 and 6 children completed an outdoor adventurous activities course this week. We had great fun learning new skills like bed-making and making sandwiches as well as taking part in more adventurous activities. We challenged ourselves with lots of outdoor activities such as canoeing, mountain walking and mine exploration as well as learning map skills and finding our way round a route in a forest. We also visited the beach and scrambled over the rocks. Everyone enjoyed an ice cream and the sun even made a brief appearance whilst we were on the beach. Well done to all the children. They were a credit to the school and learned a lot.
Pupils will be off to Plas Dol-y-Moch on Wednesday 22nd July. They are all busy packing and asking lots of questions. Remeber to check the equipment list provided by the school and have everything prepared well in advance.
Please aim to be at St. Elizabeth’s Primary School at 1.00pm, the coach leaves at 1:30pm.
It is about a 20 minute walk from John Gulson Primary to St. Elizabeth’s Primary so please leave in good time.
All the pupils are very excited and I am sure they will have a great time.
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We were walking in a mine today and the most important thing I found out was that the people who help other people are the most useful team members. I had a great day. Aribah.
We spent most of the day in a slate mine. The mine had 5 levels. I saw lots of big pieces of slate and Connor, our instructor, told us a story about the miners. On the third level we climbed up a super steep piece of slate with a strong rope. When you looked at it from a distance it seemed so hard but when you were walking sideways on the slate it was surprisingly fun. The key to success was teamwork and we had a great day. Hamza S