After the epic trek we finally reached the Great Orme Copper Mines and the children used all their knowledge to WOW our guide Helen with some brilliant answers to what life in the Bronze Age would have been like. After a great talk and artefact session we entered Levels 1 and 2 of the mine. They are the deepest visitors can go at the moment but the children were spotting the Copper Ore (malachite) which is still visible throughout the tunnels.
It seemed that the lower levels are off limits to all but the smallest of stature so Derron and Alice kindly volunteered to stay behind and start mining. Luckily for them the children took a democratic vote and the overwhelming majority decided we should keep them with us on the rest of the trip. Just look for Derron’s face as he’s told he may have to stay!
After leaving the mines we made the short last leg of the journey to meet Graham and his staff at LLedr Hall. After a spot of dinner with everybody trying some of the fine food made by John and his team the children went to get their kit prepared for the busy day ahead. The final part of the day was getting into the dormitories, with a few last minute ghost stories (from the children) until lights out and some well earned rest.
Tomorrow is going to be brilliant…