Senior (Y9-13)

Glod Senior Holidays at St David’s College in Llandudno, North Wales are the highlight of the Glod year for those who have completed school year 9 and above. We run three each summer – Senior A, B and C.

Whether you’re after the high-octane excitement of Zorbing or go karting, a new challenge such as water skiing or gorge walking, or a more relaxed afternoon on the beach or playing pitch & putt – there’s something for everyone at Glod! Each holiday is for eight nights.

A Day At Senior

Every day at Glod is different, packed with loads to choose from, but with enough free time for a great holiday feel. Here’s how a typical day at Senior might look:

8.55 Breakfast

10.15 Morning Meeting

10.50 Olde Firme (tuck shop)

11.15 Morning Activities (on-site)

12.30 Free Time

1.00 Lunch

1.25 Afternoon Activities (off-site)

5.30 Return from activities

6.00 Free Time: Glodball, Arts & Crafts, Slip ‘n’ Slide

6.45 Supper

7.30 Free Time

8.30 Evening Meeting

9.00 Evening Entertainment

9.40-10.05 Dorm Discussion Time

10.30 Lights Out (years 9-11)

11.00 Lights Out (years 12-13)

At each meeting there is a short talk exploring the Christian faith and its relevance to everyday life. To learn more about the Christian ethos of Glod, click here.

Activities

Activities are a major part of any week at Glod. There are loads to choose from each day, some sporty and demanding, others more relaxed… Whatever your ability level, there’s plenty of tuition to get you started or improve your skills…

Senior Activities

Beach
Canyoning

Kayaking
Bounce Below
Climbing/Abseiling
Ski-bobbing
Waterskiing/Wake Boarding
Zorbing

4x4 off-roading
Go Karting
Zorb Football

White Water Rafting (y12-13)
Widegames (Capture the Flag, Braveheart, Glodspoon, Crate Smuggling, The Gauntlet & more)
Recording Studio (Make and record your own song)
Sports (Football, Pool, Cricket, Squash, Table Tennis, Table Football, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Volleyball, Pitch & Putt & loads more!)
Sailing

Others

Dry-slope Skiing
Extreme Croquet
Raft Building
Toboggan Run
Archery
Arts and crafts
Crate Climbing
Rifle Shooting
Slip ‘n’ Slide

Location

Glod has held Senior Holidays at St David’s College in Llandudno, North Wales since 1966. This incredible site, overlooking the breathtaking Snowdonia National Park, is the perfect hub for everything we do. We have full use of the school’s excellent facilities – including tennis courts, sports hall, terrace, shooting range and 4x4 course. The mountains, rivers and lakes of Snowdonia are our playground for more adventurous activities, while the nearby seaside resort of Llandudno gives every day at Glod a holiday feel. Pupils sleep in the school’s well-appointed dormitories, in groups of 4-6 per dorm.

Who comes?

Up to 70 teenagers come on each Senior Holiday from independent schools all over the North and Midlands of England and Wales.

Up to half of those on any Holiday may be new to Glod, so we work hard at welcoming and including people right from the start. Pupils sleep in dorms of 4-6 people of the same school year, with two to three leaders assigned to look after them. So, even if you don’t know many others at first, you’re already part of a group for mealtimes and activities. People make great friendships at Glod, many of which turn out to be lifelong.

The leadership team is made up of the full-time Glod staff, plus a team of volunteer leaders, including many schoolteachers and undergraduates.

Food

Without doubt, food is one of the best things about Glod! We bring our own team of experienced cooks to provide delicious, healthy, home-made food at meal times – not to mention the tasty treats each day for afternoon tea time! We are able to cater for any dietary needs you might have.