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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Wet Wednesday

Today was a bit of rainy day here in Snowdonia. So we found some fantastic activities for the groups to avoid the bad weather. Two of our groups decided instead of getting wet in the rain that we would get ourselves wet in the gorge! They had a fantastic day and overcome lots of challenges that we set for them. The other two groups took refuge underground in the mine at Rhiwbach. 

Making our way up the gorge

Crossing the princess waterfall

Heading up the end to the end of the gorge

Making our way up the incline

What a beautiful view!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valantines Madness

Today love was certainly in there air! In love with our Activities that is! 2 of our lovely groups today went Sea level Traversing at cable bay over on Anglesey and the other 2 groups went Gorge Scambling in Afon Ddu. Even though with how cold it is at the moment our groups got stuck in to everything we have thrown and at them. We at Blue Peris are very proud at what our students are achieving and they are getting braver each day. Can not wait for tomorrow to see what North Wales has to bring.

Tyrolean at cable bay
That looks very cold below me!

We're going up there!


Monday, 13 February 2017

Fantastic February day

Today was the first day of adventures for our group of year sevens, at Blue Peris. The group arrived yesterday in blizzard like conditions with snow coming at them sideways! Luckily today the weather changed, and we found beautiful sunshine in Snowdonia national park (although the wind decided to stick around!) We had four groups out on activity today; all the groups managed to avoid the wind with two groups going underground into the Rhiwbach mine, and two groups headed to nicer weather on the coastline visiting Cable bay for a SLT trip.

Exploring the darkness!

What a beautiful place to be.

Going rafting underground.
Beautiful scenes at Cable Bay

A fantastic group for a fantastic day

We had a fantastic day, and the groups were awesome. Looking forward to the rest of the week.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Weekend Madness!

This weekend we have some GCSE rock climbing and orienteering students in the centre. They have brought lots of energy and enthusiasm with them, and have been fantastic on their first day of activities! We had three groups climbing to great heights at Conway mountain; they had a taster of climbing, and even learnt the basics of rope work! We also had two groups smashing our orienteering courses dotted around the centre, and went on to complete a further two more course located in the local area! Things are certainly looking good for tomorrow, and we cant wait for some more fun with our groups.

Getting a pose on at Conway mountain

Looking natural coming down the wall

Fun on the slabs

Come rain or shine we have fun!

I think we're lost...

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Final day fun

Today was sadly our last day with this weeks fantastic group. We really have seen the group come into their own over the week, and they have learnt to over come all the obstacles in their way! Today we took one group down into the deep dark mines of Rhiwback, took one group sea level traversing around cable bay, and took two groups indoor rock climbing and finished with a trip to the welsh national slate museum!

Enjoying the darkness in Rhiwbach

Having a go at mining first hand

The slot at cable bay

Trying to stay dry on the traverse

Enjoying the slate museum

Braving the crazy climb at the Beacon

We really have had a fantastic time with the groups this week, we hope they have as well, see you all again next year!!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Wicked Wednesdays

Well what a day we have had at Blue Peris. Today our students woke bright an early not knowing what activities laid ahead of them for the day, was it Mining?, was it sea level traversing? or was a mountain day?, in fact it was all of them!!! Yes it was a proper mix of activities for our students but have all come back with big cheesy grins on the faces. Final day of activities tomorrow and we can not wait!

Teachers do love these trips really

I will make a snow angel even if there isn't any snow

Guys where are we going!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

A Joyous January day!

Today saw a lot of joy on our student's faces here at Blue Peris. We had some pretty epic adventures; with one group exploring the welsh coastline on a sea level traversing trip, and a further three groups exploring some of the most beautiful mountains Snowdonia has to offer! We are certainly excited for the rest of the weeks adventures.

Exploring the coast the right way!

The group braved the Tyrolean at Cable bay

Testing out the snow left on the hills

'I can see my house from here'

Kodak moment