This week saw the second group of Year 5 pupils from Roding Primary School visit us here at Trewern. A week of caving, climbing, mountain walking and gorge walking as well as a visit to a local farm to see the new born lambs. The children had a lot of fun this week and were really good at showing determination, resilience and perseverance especially when wet and cold.
There was great improvement in their teamwork and willingness to try new things as the week presented many challenges to overcome from being in the pitch dark in a cave, to crawling under a waterfall and even making our own beds and taking part in looking after the centre washing up and putting away the kit we used.
The weather was kind to us this week and we even saw a little bit of sunshine. The walk up Twmpa gave every group a great view across the local area. Caving was the most daunting activity for this group but by the end of the week it proved to be one of the most popular. The visit to the farm was a great way to find out how the area around Trewern is different from the children’s home area and the farmer was really welcoming and friendly. In the indoor climbing wall every group learned how to keep each other safe when climbing and some children showed a natural ability for this activity. The gorge walking was another very popular activity and the children enjoyed crawling, climbing, sliding and walking around the river and waterfalls.
Thank you to all the school staff who worked really hard this week to make sure the children got the most out of this experience. We hope to welcome Roding Primary School back again next year.