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Wales: Wed 13th

Wales 2021!

Day Three

Today we exhausted ourselves, it's no wonder we were in bed so early, after a day of abseiling, obstacle courses, blind trails, rifle range, fencing, nature trails and initiative exercises.

Abseiling & Obstacles!

Fencing & Rifle range!


Blind Trail & Initiative Exercises

An important part of being on a residential holiday is the chance to bond with each other, cementing old friendships and making new ones. As some of us prepare for our final year at St Mary's, the ability to work well with others & make new friendships becomes even more important. Trust and confidence in one another, along with listening & communication skills were particularly important today, as we conquered a series of initiative exercises and the blind trail (see video).

So much to remember!

As much as we're loving being here, of course we can't wait to get home to our families and tell you all about our holiday. There is going to be a lot to tell mind you - make sure you have a good few hours (or even all the weekend) set aside to listen to our tales. And just in case you can't wait, check out our comments and the gallery below for all of Wednesday's news.

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Following Boris Johnson’s 8pm announcement we now know that as of midnight tonight the country has entered a new period of Lockdown, a Lockdown that includes the closure of school. 

School will be open for the children of Key Workers and for pupils who are deemed vulnerable. All pupils will be provided with work in order for them to keep learning. 

Tonight’s announcement was very short notice for you as parents and also for us as a Staff. Tomorrow, by 11am there will be three tasks on the school website for each Class to complete as their Tuesday learning. However, School will be closed to ALL pupils tomorrow. 


Staff, however, will be in school preparing for the rest of the Lockdown. Through tomorrow we will prepare school to make it safe for Key worker pupils and vulnerable children to return. 

We will send out a form for you to apply for a place in the Keyworker Bubbles and we will let you know more about how children will be learning remotely. We will do our very best to re-open to Key Worker children and vulnerable pupils by Wednesday. 

I am aware of how difficult this is for you all, School closing creates a multitude of problems for everyone but data surrounding this awful disease dictates that this is a necessary step. As ever, the safety and health of everyone must be a priority. 

Thank you for your continued support and we will be in frequent contact over the next few days. 

Many thanks

Claire Halstead