Day 4 - Thursday 7 May 2009
At last we awake to a wonderful sunny morning. Today two groups visited the lake at Ramsay for all their water based activities whilst the other two groups travelled by tram to Dhoon Glen to collect wood for their fires to cook their own appetising lunch. Here are a few photos of them in action.
Day 3 - Wednesday 6 May 2009
Phone contact with the school trip today reports that the somewhat elusive sun is now shining! Here are a few shots of todays action packed activities.
Day 2 - Tuesday 5 May 2009
Fresh from Monday night's activities the children woke up raring to go. After a hearty breakfast the groups were set up for an action packed day.
Two groups visited the lake in Ramsay to conquer water sports. There was a full programme including sailing, kayaking, canoeing and power boat rides. With a continuing strong breeze the sailing boats were skippered by the adventure centre staff and crewed expertly, of course, by the pupils.
The two other groups visited Ballaglass Glen - you can read more about the Glen here - for an Orienteering experience and then returned to the Venture Centre for more fun packed abseiling and biking.
In the evening after "Wide Game" (you will have to ask your child) we announced the winner of the T shirt competition.
Below are the groups sporting their new T shirts. Now do you know who the winner of the design a T shirt competition is?
Day 1 - Monday 4 May 2009
After a breezy crossing on the Seacat we arrived at The Venture Centre for 3.45pm - click on the link to learn more about The Venture Centre.
First things first and the children were allocated to their dormitories in the new wing (not in the picture) to leave their bags. After the all important briefing they then went for an escorted walk down to the beach for lungfuls of Isle of Man fresh air before dinner.
Dinner devoured and it was straight down to activities. The trip party was divided into four groups to take part in abseiling, the assault course, air rifle shooting and archery.
So after a long day it was then heads down to sleep (after lots of covert chatting of course!) to be ready for Day 2.
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