A GROUP of Holywell primary school children got a taste for outdoor adventure in a recent residential trip.

Almost forty year 5 pupils from Ysgol Maes Y Felin took part in the school’s annual trip to the Nant BH Outdoor Education Centre in Snowdonia.

The five-day trip included activities such as gorge walking, rock climbing, canoeing, a high ropes course and orienteering.

David Thomas, deputy headteacher, organised the trip. He said: “What a wonderful time was had by all, and not even the wet weather could dampen the spirits of the group! It was great to see children taken out of their comfort zone and working together to solve problems and conquer their fears. As teachers it was fantastic to see children learning and shining in an environment that allowed them to explore and become independent learners.”

As well as daytime fun and adventure, in the evening the children experienced a night walk, went on a photo treasure hunt, and played in the games room.

Emily Griffiths said: "I can't wait to go again next year”, Daisy Blythin added: "I've had the time of my life,” and Louis Davies said: “My favourite activity was the canoeing; after making it to the other side we warmed up with a hot chocolate. I loved jumping into the lake at the end and soaking Mr. Thomas!"