The children and staff from Llangynidr have certainly had a busy day today.
Lots of tired little hectors arriving in the dinning hall for breakfast and most of the boys appearing to have bad hair days! As the week has progressed the children have been later and later getting up out of bed.
This morning they headed for the beach all kitted out in their wetsuits including staff!
The surf was brilliant and all had an amazing time. Following lunch all on the muddy assault course and how muddy was that after all the rain we have had during the night.
This evening following supper maybe a final walk to the beach and DVD or Disco to finish depending on whether the sleepy heads can stay awake!
Beautiful sunshine all the way today at Morfa Bay and the children continue with their adventurous activity programme.
This evening the children head on down to the beach maybe an ice cream? and then back for hot chocolate and bed.
Tomorrow after their sea activites and lunch we bid farewell to Llangiwg children as they head home.
Llangynidr pupils continue with their taster session activities culminating in Body Boarding on Thurs and then the famous mud assault course. There are for sure going to be some over worked washing machines on the weekend and I am sure the Persil test is most definitely going to be challenged!
Both schools have arrived at the centre and the sun has come out!
After settling in to their accommodation and following a hearty lunch of filled rolls and home made soup the children are out and active. Llangynidr pupils are on the climbing wall and zip wire and some of the children trying their hand at Bushcraft while Llangiwg are on the high ropes course.
Tonight following evening meal they will all take up the challenge of the Morfa Bychan coastal path hike returning to the centre at 9pm for a well earned rest and hot chocolate prior to bed.
Morfa Bay welcomed Whitminster and Christchurch pupils to the centre yesterday accompanied by their staff.Following room allocation and a hearty lunch they all headed down the beach for a sea session. Despite the weather being not so warm as a few weeks ago they all had a thoroughly fun adventurous experience.
After evening meal they followed the coastal path to Pendine before returning to the centre for a well earned hot chocolate and bed.
After the heavy rain that fell during the night it will most certainly be wet and extremely muddy so stand by all those washing machines as you will be working over time on the weekend!
GENEROUS Tata steelworkers have donated more than 200 Easter eggs for charities in South Wales.
An appeal by the steel giant to its employees and contractors asked them to pick up an extra egg with their regular shopping to be donated to disadvantaged children locally.
As a result a number of eggs will be going to Morriston Hospital’s Welsh Dragon Burns club, an organisation run by volunteers to help children under 16 who are burn survivors or left permanently scarred from a burns injury.
Leyton Russ, a health and safety advisor at the Port Talbot steelworks volunteers for the club and each Easter helps run an outdoor pursuit’s residential for the kids at Pendine, said: “The eggs will be given on Easter Sunday as part of an Easter egg hunt for the kids. They really enjoy the time away and having a chocolate treat at the end of it is a bonus for them.”
Appeal co-ordinators initially asked Tata employees to provide 35 eggs for the children of the Dragon Burns club’s but were so overwhelmed by the number of eggs donated across both sites in Port Talbot and Llanwern that they were able to donate to all of the children and siblings at Ty Hafan Children’s hospice, Sparkle in Newport, Neath and Port Talbot Women’s Aid, Action for children and the Children’s ward and adolescent ward at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport.
Jon Ferriman, hub director of Tata Steel said: “We try and help in the local community whenever we can, and much like our Christmas gift appeal, we are trying to spread a little joy this Easter. We have had a link with the Welsh Dragon Burns and Ty Hafan for many years and a number of our employees volunteer for both organisations.
“Being able to give back to the community is a Tata company philosophy we try and adopt. The generosity of our employees never ceases to amaze.”