Cardiff History Trip
Thirty-five eager and enthusiastic explorers, accompanied by equally enthusiastic staff, departed Davenies for a weekend’s adventure in Cardiff.
First stop on the jam-packed itinerary was the magnificent Cardiff Castle. Boys explored over 2,000 years of history contained within its fairytale walls, enjoying a guided tour as well as a workshop charting the development of armour. The group then ventured to the infamous Barry Island. Here, there was tunneling aplenty as boys made the most of the beach landscape, before taking part in a stone skimming competition to end our afternoon at the seaside. Boys and staff very much enjoyed the hospitality of the hotel and took full advantage of the delicious buffet options!
The next day, the boys and staff ventured to the Welsh Mining Experience in the Rhondda Heritage Park. Led by ex-miners, boys were fascinated by tales of life underground and the history of the Black Gold that was shipped all over the world. Life underground was followed by an afternoon at sea, exploring Cardiff Bay by boat whilst listening to an engaging audio commentary of the area. A dose of friendly competition was delivered by a game of ten-pin bowling after dinner with strikes aplenty!
The final destination was St Fagans National Museum of History were the boys were fascinated by how people lived and worked in Wales in the past through visiting many re-erected historic buildings – the Victorian sweetshop was a highlight for many!
Boys returned weary, but inspired by their travels, and their behavior was excellent. Indeed, many positive comments were received from members of the public who noticed the boys’ manners and thoughtfulness, truly embodying our motto of each striving for the good of all.
Miss Bell, Head of Middle School and Educational Visits Coordinator