Menai 2017


19th-21st April 2017

Conway Centre


Shakespeare class (Year 5) enjoyed a three day residential to The Conway Centre, Menai in Anglesey. Here they developed their team work skills, pushed their personal comfort zones to the limit, learnt about trust and taking calculated risks whilst having fun with the friends in the great outdoors. Our first challenge when we arrived was actually to make our beds and there were quite a few individuals having their own personal battles with duvet covers. The afternoon involved three activitieis of a low ropes course, team problem solving and the zip wire. After an excellent tea to fill us with energy we then had a go at a nightline, wearing pitch black goggles so we couldn't see a thing, followed by us all dressing up for a disco.

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Problem Solving and Low Ropes Team Building Tasks

Zip Wire


Bush Craft

The Great Abseil

Nightline fun slideshow

At the Disco

Day two was our own mini adventure with an off site day. We canoed down the Menai Straits (mostly in the correct direction) and then had some free time to explore a rocky beach. We then headed for the woods where we had to build our own shelters before we had a picnic. In the afternoon we developed our bush craft skills and abseiled down a cliff. We then had to canoe all the way back again.  In the evening we had toasted marshmallows and a sing song in the Round House followed by a film. 

Our final morning was another team challenge - raft building and attempting to float and paddle them. We then had a optional activity to jump in the water if we felt we weren't wet enough already. It seemed like a long, soggy walk back to base. 

The photo below is the children who decided to jump in and have a swim. (Optional activity!)

Raft building followed by raft floating / sinking

In the Round House

Around the Conway Centre

The Journey Home

We were well looked after by the Conway Centre Staff (Edsential) and we would like to say thank you to our instructors, Lee, Karl, Johnny and Ella and to our school helpers Miss Mann, Mrs Lamb, Miss Dodds, Mrs Anstice, Mr Devereux-Roberts, Naomi and Amrit.