Arriving at 10:30 they set to work immediately. Everyone impressed Mrs Lentink with their enthusiasm. Amongst other activities the morning was spent exploring ‘Happy Valley’ – where Mr Arnott insisted all eighteen should lie down in Llandudno for a memorable group photograph – even though he had to walk to the pier to capture the entire shot. We then took stock of Mostyn Street, making a detailed survey of services and shops. Plenty of work completed we headed for the hostel where we signed in and were made to feel very welcome. After all the sea air a hearty tea was enjoyed by all. However, there wasn’t much time to rest, an evening stroll down to the beach for football, cricket and plenty of work with mud pies, left everyone exhausted, rather muddy and wet, but in cheerful spirits.
We returned to the hostel in time to write up diaries, share some memories and finally snuggle down for a good night’s sleep – or so we thought -
Day two and some remarkably wide awake Year five pupils managed to be up and ready for action.
The final half hour was spent searching for the best souvenirs along the pier where Mr Arnott managed to obtain some excellent bargains for his ‘A team.’
A smooth journey home meant we arrived just in time to hand some justifiably tired but cheerful pupils back to parents.
A special mention must go to Laurie Bowen, whose super effort with all of his work was noted throughout the trip, and to David Villafane who came on the trip after only one day at Bellan House – I’m sure that must be a record breaker!