Mon 14th Feb. At last the sun is out and the contractors are finishing the groundwork ready for the tarmac to be laid on Thurs. Jon has gone to visit Perry Court School and talk to the parents and children regarding their forthcoming visit to the centre in October. Geth cracking the whip getting all the final touches and winter jobs finished ready for the in coming groups.
Abbotswood and St Keyna schools have arrived safely for a week of adventure here at Morfa Bay.
With flurries of snow here in west wales the children are excitedly unpacking ready for their first activity this afternoon.
The weather although cold has certainly not dampened their eagerness to get out and about some of the children are already up on the playing fields having a game of football while others have opted to stay in the games room where a lovely log burner keeps them all toasty before their activity sessions.
This evening after dinner a brisk walk to the beach and returning for hot chocolate before bed.
Over the last few weeks all seasonal staff have returned to undertake refresher training ready for the arrival of this years visitors to the centre.
We are now back in full swing and have already had a number of school and youth groups visit and enjoy the Morfa Bay experience.
This week we welcomed Hillcrest School and after a full programme of activities including sea sessions we sadly say farewell today but hope to see them again in the future.
Today sees the arrival of St Helens and St Josephs from Cardiff for a busy weekend programme of activities.
We also wish Wales well in Scotland tomorrow,no doubt the children and staff from the capitol city will hope to catch up on some of the highlights of the match.
Video Courtesy of ‘The Tin Shed Experience’ http://www.tinshedexperience.co.uk
Nick displaying his skills on our on-site cinder based course designed and built by elite level mountain bike racer Rowan Sorrell.
Before Morfa Bay get really busy Jenny would like to thank everyone who made Jemma and Paul’s wedding day so special.
Di and Dawn for their hardwork in the Kitchen,Andy and Sue,Geth and all the team for all the preparation prior and assistance behind the scenes,Dave,James and John Kelly for their huge effort the week prior, Maria and Hannah best mates of Jemz from primary school days for their wonderful support over the last year and the days leading up to the wedding,Kieran and pals for the great music,Wayne Wonder for the awesome disco that followed and not forgetting Merv the Swerv for the entertainment and Gerry Kelly for the Firework Finale.
All others and there are many thank you all so much for making it such a wonderful day.
Who knows we may host another in the future ???
In a matter of a few weeks Morfa Bay will be back in full swing again. The seasonal team of instructors return on the 18th February for their refresher induction week and we are delighted to welcome back some of last years crew together with a few newbies.
The full time staff have been hard at work over the last few weeks led by Geth the Gaffer on winter projects and getting the centre ready for a busy year of visitors.
On Tuesday the centre was inspected by AALA and we once again received our License to operate for 2013 – 2014.
This weekend we welcome a youth group to the centre for a few days of adventure.
Whilst some of the guys work Geth and Jon are off to play rugby for Laugharne RFC lets hope they are able to gain a win away from home.
Also on the rugby note with the disappointment of last weekend for some of the staff we wish Wales well in their match v France and hope they come away with a victory.