Stackpole Day 5

Added on by Maple.

Friday dawned with blue skies and crisp, still air. (We'd all packed the night before and written our penultimate diary entries before buying mementoes of our time at Stackpole. We'd then enjoyed our nightly cup of hot chocolate; played some more chess, cards and Pokemon; built yet another tower of blocks; finished our page in the guest book and then settled down to Mrs Phillips' bedtime story.) There was a general air of excitement about going home mixed with sadness that the week was over. We enjoyed a tasty continental breakfast of cereals, yogurts and croissants before setting out, past the lakes and the site of what was the magnificent Stackpole Court, to the woods for some sun-drenched orienteering. On the way we saw a heron and a cormorant, sunning its wings. We returned to the centre for lunch with more of Erica's homemade cakes and were very proud to learn that we had the second lowest food waste, of all the schools who've visited Stackpole since September - 170g per person! There was one last play in the courtyard playground and then we loaded our bags on the coach and waved goodbye to Ack, Matt and Anne Marie (Ben had said his goodbyes earlier). There was a lovely sunset as we drove over the Severn and left our fantastic week in Wales behind!

Can you spot the cormorant and its reflection in Bosherton lily ponds? 

Can you spot the cormorant and its reflection in Bosherton lily ponds? 

In the old Boat House - now a bird hide. 

In the old Boat House - now a bird hide. 


 

Learning the ins and outs of orienteering.    

Learning the ins and outs of orienteering. 

 

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