The theme which unites our activities this term is “Water” – and where better to start than the seaside town of Prestatyn in beautiful North Wales?

Prestatyn was our jumping-off point to a range of local activities.  The images below give a taste of the wonderful experiences we had during out time there.

The Great Orme

One of North Wales’ great natural beauty spots.  See Wikipedia for details https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Orme)

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A typical classroom on the Great Orme

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Getting ready for our visit down the Great Orme’s copper mine


Fossil hunting

Surf Snowdonia

Surf Snowdonia is North Wales’s brand new surf park – after  an hour’s training, our youngsters were able to take to the surf and show off their skills.


Yes, it’s all about balance (and getting wet.)


Surf’s up – they were all brilliant – could have been doing it all their lives!


On the Beach

If  you are by the sea, you’ve got to have a beach party, barbecue and sandcastle competition – great!

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Well it was meant to be a sandcastle competition for youngsters – but some of the big people just couldn’t resist…

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And here is the winning entry – yes someone really has put the car into castle!  Great imagination and perseverance here.


And here is Jordan, our deserving winner with his prize of a bubble making kit .

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Sun, sea, sand and smoke.  Great teamwork delivers an open-air feast.


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A perfect end to a perfect day…


Welsh Mountain Zoo


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Thank you, Welsh Mountain Zoo,for a great talk on sea creatures


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Dolphin skull