On Monday 26th March, Year 5 & 6 from Pendock & Castlemorton headed off to Conwy for our residential trip.

Monday

After a morning travelling on the coach, we arrived at Conwy Youth Hostel, just in time for lunch.

Once lunch was eaten,  we were ready to stretch our legs on a walk up Conwy Mountain.

The sun decided to shine, just in time for our walk  and the views were magnificent.

After the walk, we had time in our dorms to unpack and get ready for the all important room inspections.  We had a delicious evening meal, before heading down to the park for the evening. We slept well, looking forward to the exciting activities of the next day.

Tuesday

An action packed day!

The morning started with a delicious cooked breakfast.  After breakfast it was time to jump on the coach to head for the Snowdon Mountain Railway at LLanberis.

We had the whole train to ourselves.  We got to travel as far as Clogwyn (779 metres up), where we stopped and were able to get off the train.

 

It was very cold and windy and unfortunately very misty, but we enjoyed the experience.  We managed to spot some snow too!

Once the train had arrived back down at the station, we were off to the Slate Museum.  We got to watch a demonstration on how to dress the slate and ask the expert questions. We could then explore the rest of the museum.

The afternoon was spent exploring LLin Idwal with our Mountain Leader.

We got to learn about the features of the area and head some wonderful traditional stories from the area.  We looked up to the sheer cliffs that form the Devil’s Kitchen and heard the legend behind the name.

At the end of the walk a few brave children had a little paddle in the freezing cold waters of the lake.

The evening activity was a quiz.  We had to draw on our knowledge of animals, the noises they make and Welsh language and the winning team received a prize.

We went to sleep after room inspections, knowing we had the challenge of packing in the morning before breakfast.

Wednesday

The morning started with a hive of activity, that included striping our beds, packing, taking our bags to the coach and eating our cooked breakfasts.

We walked in to town and visited the Smallest house in Great Britain before spending the morning in Conwy Castle.

Lunch was a delicious meal at a fish and chip shop.

Our afternoon was spent in Llandudno.  We explored the pier and the beach.  The sun came out for us and we had a wonderful time.

  

What a fantastic trip!

Expect to read some wonderful recounts from our trip soon.