A WEEKEND in the Welsh capital was enjoyed by students from a Weymouth special school.

A group of students from the sixth form at Westfield Arts College recently enjoyed the trip to Cardiff.

The residential takes place each year and is a popular event on the calendar with students and staff.

The students headed to Cardiff on the Friday and enjoyed some time in the city centre to explore.

After this they got a chance to go to their accommodation to get settled before a visit to the city’s international swimming pool.

The group here got to enjoy some swimming and the water slide before going to a local restaurant for a meal and to celebrate two students’ birthdays.

It was an early start on the Saturday morning for a chance to blast around Cardiff Bay on a RIB. The school said this was the highlight of the trip for many of the children.

After a visit to the Wales Millennium Centre the students got a chance to go to the Dr Who Experience before taking a a trip to Barry Island for lunch on the seafront.

The group then enjoyed another evening meal out before heading back to the accommodation.

On the Sunday the group visited the Big Pit National Coal Museum where the they enjoyed an underground tour of the 300ft deep coal mine and visited the on surface displays.

After lunch in the miners old canteen it was back on the minibus for the journey home.