Did you know that seaweed is an ingredient in toothpaste? The students put its plaque-fighting properties to the test with an early second breakfast, before sparkling in a range of testing activities. After a safety-briefing, the ropes course challenged their teamwork skills, whilst the now-infamous Leap of Faith presented a more personal trial.
There was plenty of fun to be had on the water. First the canoe teams battled hard against the tide, before enjoying a well-earned drift back to base for lunch, with lots of games and swimming.
Sam (Year 7), who has recently joined St Gerard’s, told us the teamwork involved in canoeing was enjoyable. It is his first trip to Plas Menai, but in his spare time he likes to get on the water with the Sea Cadets. Niamh (Year 7) was most impressed by the chips at lunchtime, which were nice and warm. This was much appreciated by the students, because Della tells us that they went purple in the water. Tamsin (Year 7) told us: ‘It was a memorable experience, and I would love to go back next year!’
Year 8 are made of sterner stuff: Joshua felt that the water ‘wasn’t actually that bad’, and the entire group were enthusiastic about Lorcan’s belly-flop.
The staff at Plas Menai looked after us fantastically; we would like to thank them for making the day a huge success. These events cannot succeed without a great deal of flexibility from the staff too – thank you all!
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