Just a quick one from us today, as we have very important things happening tonight…the opening of the tuck shop and THE DISCO.
Groups three and four braved the elements at Mumbles’ beach today. We had a soggy start, but didn’t let it get us down – quickly finding crabs and crawling through caves. The children kept their positivity and spirits high through the rain and worked together to build a giant sand castle, which even had two streams leading to a moat!
After a sheltered lunch, we headed undercover for a woodland walk. Team Gentle meandered through a relaxing ramble whilst Team Extreme took on garlic mountain – clambering up the banks whilst munching on wild garlic leaves on the way up. We were so proud of the kindness and team work shown on the way up there, where more confident children ensured that their friends made it to the summit safely and happy. One team member, who had wanted to stay on the bus instead of going to the woods, pushed through it and reaped the rewards. “I’m so glad I came. I’ve really surprised myself by joining Team Extreme!” Perseverance and a growth mindset; that’s what St Gildas’ is all about.
Today was time for groups one and two to climb and canoe. “A rainy zip line, but still epic fun.” reported Mrs O’Brien. Group two canoed through the rain, thoroughly enjoying themselves, and warmed up with a lovely cup of hot chocolate when they got back to Pendarren for lunch. Group two’s last minute team became the unlikely champions of the canoe race, well done Shemiah and Ruaridh. The rain didn’t deter our spirits, and the afternoon on the zip line turned into a total mud-fest. Possibly Pendarren’s muddiest ever? Children hosed each other down in the cold, with cold water, but still smiles on their faces. Last back to their dorms, with an all-natural Welsh mud mask on their faces, wet gear was quickly stripped off and left in the drying room. Darting to their dorms, it was time for a scrub before the infamous Pendarren disco!