This week Morfa Bay welcome John and Tina back to the centre to run the Beach Life Guard Course .
Thankfully everyone participating made it through the snow today ready for course commencement.
Tomorrow will see them all heading into the sea for the start of their rescue training etc
Hopefully it won’t be quite so cold as the last few days and they will all be able to enjoy the weeks training and final day assessment.
We wish the guys from Morfa who are on the course this year Gethin,Rhys and Chris good luck and hopefully all their last few months pool training will pay off.
Over the weekend Morfa Bay finally had the promised snowfall. Most of the staff were unable to get into work on Friday so Jen and Ebo had some fun instead.
Following a quiet week at the centre we welcome Stockwell Baptist Church to Morfa Bay Adventure for a week of activities, work shops and reflection.
Well after a busy week of activities and adventure Yatton Primary School have departed Morfa Bay Adventure and are on their way home!
It was lovely to see the children wearing their Morfa Bay t-shirts as they sat down for their final meal with us before jumping on the coaches ready for the journey home!
We hope they share their experiences with family members on their return to Yatton and the week spent with us lives long in the memory.
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.”
Over the last two weeks we have seen further development with the new build and the enhancement of facilities at Morfa Bay Adventure.
Nearing completion the new toilet/changing facility is looking fantastic and will prove to be a vital asset in the ongoing progress the centre strives to make. As well as this our new client drying room and further refurbishment of much of the centre means that we almost ready for the busy, continuous intake of school residentials throughout the Spring/Summer Term.
Last week we welcomed Bishops College, Quebec, Ladies Rugby Team for a two night stay and we wish them all the best for the remainder of their European Tour. On a Thursday and Friday over the last couple of weeks Morfa Bay Adventure has facilitated a 4 day climbing/abseiling experience for the year 10/11 PE students of Sandfields Comprehensive, Port Talbot. Running from different venues along the Gower coastline, students were offered the opportunity to gain experience in what is a very popular outdoor sport.
Finally I must congratulate Nick, Andy & Rhys for gaining their D1 Minibus Licence following an intensive few days with Mainport Traning, Haverfordwest. Da iawn boys.
Right looks like the surf is up so I’m off!