Wales 2014

Wales 2014, set off in bright sunshine dead on time... only to face gridlocked traffic, all avoiding the  effects of an accident on the M25.


However, although running an hour late as a result, the party were in fine form at our first stop at Oxford.  Photo's can be deceiving - not a hint of travel sickness.

Wales greeted us with thunder and lightning but the children weren't disheartened, dodging the showers at the local park.


After supper, we explored some of the exhibitions at CAT - by far the most popular (and the driest!) was the mole hole!

Monday 19th May - Day 1

After a thundery night, Team Wales awoke refreshed and ready for the challenges ahead of them.


The children set to work this morning making solar powered water craft. They learned that they could generate energy even through overcast skies!

Tuesday 20th May- Day 2

All WPS children obviously enjoy anything technological!!

Some of the children met Tarquin, the Burmese python.

Once evening came, the skies cleared and we all enjoyed the first rays of warm sunshine at the Ynyslas estuary of the River Dovey. An expertly cooked BBQ was devoured eagerly and then Team Wales split into two groups -one digging to find the water table; the other challenging our champion boules player, Mrs Samuel.

Today is the team's busiest day. Despite glorious weather forecast, it is already becoming more difficult to rouse all the children from their slumbers!

Wednesday 21st May - Day 3

Glorious sunshine all day greeted the children during their mountain walk and their trip to Castel-y-bere for a picnic lunch. The Talyllyn Railway provided a popular means of transport and an exciting experience.


The trip to King Arthur's Labyrinth gave is all an insight into Welsh folk tales and this was followed by a fish and chip supper in the park to end an amazing day.

Thursday 22nd May- Day 4

The challenge was to build an automaton drummer, calling on their technology knowledge. Despite fingers frequently getting glued together, the project soon developed into a success.

Friday 23rd May- Day 5

Friday dawns as our last day. The excitement of going home is mingled with sadness at leaving what has been an amazing adventure for us all.

Today we packed up ... and then re-packed as all those missing socks, chargers and wallets miraculously reappeared! With the bus loaded, it was time to head for Ironbridge for lunch, followed by the hands-on experience of Enginuity.

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