Pendarren 2016 - Day 1


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The coach left school at 7:30am. We were all so excited, especially Keziah who kept telling everyone how excited she was! We were out of London before we knew it and we were soon heading into the countryside. After two hours we stopped to go to the toilet, then we got back on the bus. We drove over the Severn Bridge and then we were finally in Wales. Things started to get hilly and we knew we were really in the country when we drove up the tiny lane to Pendarren House. 

As soon as we arrived we were taken to the common room to meet the staff and we took a tour around the house. After lunch we were put into two groups for activities. ‘Croeso’ means ‘welcome’ in Welsh. This afternoon we carried out Croeso activities. It was a bit soggy.

We went on a walk. Deen slipped on the muddy bank and it took him a few goes to scramble back up… in the end Michelle and Ms. White came to the rescue and had to help haul him up. It was very funny. Paige really liked watching the river water bashing against the rocks in the riverbed. She said, “You wouldn’t see that in Finsbury Park.” 

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Arlo pointed out that his favourite part of the day was when he got to jump on molehills. It was so much fun!

At our evening meal, we will be taking turns to serve the tables, like waiters. Tonight we had vegetarian pizza and jacket potatoes with coleslaw and salad, followed by yoghurt and homemade white chocolate chip cookies. After our meal we unpacked. We have room inspections in the mornings, so we have to be tidy and look after our things. We had a practice fire drill before going to the classroom to talk about our first day and write postcards home. Hopefully the postcards will reach London before we do on Friday! 

Before we knew it, it was time for us all to get ready for bed. We are all looking forward to tomorrow’s adventure. Check in tomorrow for the next instalment.