The children and their carers at The Derwen School have really enjoyed their fun-filled summer holidays.
They visited lots of interesting places like Bala Lake, Gwynedd, which was the largest natural body of water, before Thomas Telford raised the level to help support the flow of the Ellesmere Canal. They also explored Knowsley Safari Park, a zoological park and tourist attraction in Merseyside where they witnessed over 700 different types of animals! Students and staff also got to let off some steam on the trampolines, slides and soft play at Jump In.
There was a trip to Cadbury World in Birmingham organised where students took part in the Chocolatier experience; a two hour session where they learnt the history and science behind chocolate making. In the class students learned tips and techniques for tempering chocolate ready for moulding and learned hand decorating techniques from Cadbury Chocolatiers, and the most important part, they got to taste test different types of chocolate.
What an action packed summer everyone had!
Equally exciting was the prospect of students returning back to school on Wednesday and meeting up with their current and new teachers and education staff. Students have settled back in well and are benefiting from returning to the daily routines that The Derwen School provides.