Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > Student News > Students in Dots go camping

Students in Dots go camping

Students in Dot's house enjoyed an activity packed camping trip in Barmouth. Here is an account of what they got up to from Ali, Senior Houseparent, and students!
30 Jun 2021
Written by Amy Woodward
Student News
Students from Dots house on the beach with the sea behind them
Students from Dots house on the beach with the sea behind them

Students in Dot’s house enjoyed an activity packed camping trip in Barmouth, organised by NCW’s Activity Department. Here is an account of what they got up to from Ali, Senior Houseparent, and students!

Ali: “We were so lucky with the weather as it enabled all the plans that Phil and Megan had organised to go ahead. Tandem riding with George in more ways than one never to be forgotten! Amelie and her enthusiasm for exploring, paddling with Kacey and the 6.30am breakfast with Leo and Jamie. It was a weekend not easily forgotten with an amazing bunch of students, Dan cooking up camping delights and the way all staff played their part in making sure the students had a weekend to remember.

Amelie: “My favourite bits of the weekend were tandem riding and visiting the castle. Tandem riding was on Saturday and the castle visit was on Sunday, which was the day we left. The tandem ride was great because we got to bike around the forest and the seaside and it was lots of fun and good exercise! I enjoyed the castle because I love to explore and climb around – also, it was fun to learn a bit of history. I learned about all the different defences the castle had like the ditches and the drawbridge.”

George: “I’ve only been garden camping before, so I was excited to go proper camping! We went tandem riding, and had a barbeque and we did some exploring. The funniest part of the weekend was when me and Ali fell off the tandem! Her foot got stuck trying to do a ‘Dan turn’ (Dan from the 6th form does sharp turns) and both of our trousers got really dirty! A bit after we fell off, we got ice cream and I had a strawberry one which was absolutely delicious!”

Kacey: “We left at ten on Saturday and after we arrived we did a tandem ride which I really enjoyed, especially when we stopped off and had an ice cream. Then, later, we went for a nice walk in the woods which gave me a good appetite for the hot dogs we had for tea; they were yummy! On Sunday, we went to the beach and paddled in the sea – it was really good. I liked the whole weekend and I would go again!”

Jamie: “Enjoyed every minute of the experience” really loved the BBQ tea and the breakfast baps. Confidence boosted to try new things”.

Leo: “I actually enjoyed all of the camping trip, but especially the camp fire and BBQ. I liked the peacefulness of the camp site. Tandem riding with Dan was fun and even though it was really hot going around the castle, Phil gave us lots of information about the history and we were allowed to explore and climb. It was so nice to be with my friends, sharing a tent with Jamie and George and great not having to shower. I would definitely go again… but maybe for a little longer”.  

Similar stories

Year 11 student Louisa has been busy in Chemistry looking at unknown compounds and how they can be identified through a series of tests. More...

Charlie with his First Class Award!

After completing his A-Levels in Spanish, English, Drama and Theatre Studies at NCW, Charlie went on to study BA (Hons) … More...

Amy with her peers posing for a photo outside of Gloucestershire Cathedral

Former student Amy left NCW in June 2022 and has just started her first year at the University of Gloucestershire studyi… More...

The completed tactile wall hanging, consisting of images of headphones, musical instruments, animals

Before the end of last term, the NCW Art Department were invited by VI charity VICTA to take part in an exciting, intern… More...

NCW students are stood with students of Mary Hare School, and Master Margaret Fitzsimons

In May, two senior students had the great honour of attending the May Court Dinner of the Worshipful Company of Lightmon… More...

Most read

Mr stark holding his award up next to someone from the Worcester news

Physics guru and Head of Science, Mr Stark, has been recognised and awarded as Teacher of the Year at the Worcestershire Education Awards 2022! More...

Year 11 student Louisa has been busy in Chemistry looking at unknown compounds and how they can be identified through a series of tests. More...

Amy with her peers posing for a photo outside of Gloucestershire Cathedral

Former student Amy left NCW in June 2022 and has just started her first year at the University of Gloucestershire studying Journalism. More...

Have your say

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech