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Year 8s in Wales

Posted: 20th June 2019


Bright and early on the Monday morning, 27 of our Year 8 boys, accompanied by three staff members, boarded the coach which would take us down to the beautiful Welsh village of Llanberis. Set amongst various mountains and bodies of water, it provides the perfect base from which a number of outdoor pursuits can be taken on, and the boys admirably threw themselves into each of the challenges put before them. After unpacking bags into their dorms in our accommodation, our first adventure was in the nearby lagoon, entering the chilly waters and travelling along the edge, clambering over or ducking under the natural obstacles that we came across. Eventually reaching the pontoon, it was time for some good old-fashioned jumping in or pushing each other into the water to let off steam after the long coach journey. The remainder of the week was filled with abseiling, kayaking, coasteering, and mountain climbing. The boys were really impressive in their courage to take on challenges which put them very much out of their comfort zones and much credit must be given for their effort and commitment. Whilst relatively kind on us on the whole, there were times when the Welsh weather was particularly trying, but boys and staff alike put this to one side and ploughed on with good humour. This was another successful year in Llanberis; much will have been taken out of this trip and many memories forged.

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