Year 8 Leavers’ Trip – Day 4

leavers day 4

It’s getting emotional. The week has flown by. The reality is lessons on Monday, keep out of trouble to avoid a dressing down from AG and our precious loved ones are deep in our thoughts. Anyway, enough of the teachers, the kids are having a ball!

Thursday is a Pinewood led day and with the absolute legends Downe and Siebert along for the ride, we nailed it. The Afan valley is rich mountain biking terrain. Most did the leisurely 2 hour railway trail. 14 children rose to the challenge of the hard Blue Scar with climbs totalling 1000 ft! The brilliant bike hire centre was agog at the feat. SD and EB take a bow! The group, split in 2, and had a gentle time at the windy beach at Aberavon chatting and eating.

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Meanwhile, back at our hillside retreat, JS prepared a braai fit for a king for 53. With such talented colleagues, we can make these kinds of trips work. Volleyball, table tennis and group gatherings were enjoyed before raconteurs BHB and EB hosted an awards ceremony that hilariously celebrated our wonderful week.

Once packed up we have the treats of rafting in Cardiff and the madness of taking 46 children armed with cash to buy lunch in two separate supermarkets!

We hope to be back by the sports hall at around 4.30pm.