A group of Upper School pupils dazzled Mrs Schutte and Miss Hopkinson with the superb poetry and prose they wrote during the Easter writing trip to North Wales.

The sun shone brightly over the 12 children as they enjoyed workshop sessions and 1:1 tutorials from talented author, Andy Seed, and poet, Catherine Smith, at the National Writing Centre of Wales, Ty Newyyd.

Hearty, home cooked meals by chef, Tony, supported their efforts and the children really benefitted from a slower pace of life, focusing on their creative selves.

It wasn’t all hard graft though, the children were able to enjoy the beautiful countryside and scenery in the foothills of Snowdonia National Park. They also took advantage of the fresh sea air on a brisk walk to nearby Cricceth Castle, the local ice cream parlour and pebbled beach.

On the final evening, the children were treated to a visit from Welsh folklore expert and musician, Mair Tomos Ifans, who told them Welsh legends and played Welsh music. They were even able to play the musical instruments afterwards, which they enjoyed immensely.

Thanks goes to Miriam and her team for providing us with this wonderful environment to work, rest and play – a fabulous time was had by all.