May 2011 17

On Friday the 10th of June, The Blue Lagoon at Bluestone National Park Resort, near Narberth will be transformed into a Jungle for a spectacular themed water party which will raise much needed funds for students of the Pembrokeshire College Borneo Expedition.

Twelve students from Pembrokeshire College have been working closely with the team at the Blue Lagoon to create this event and are ready to welcome families and people of all ages to come and enjoy what is set to be a memorable experience.On the night, the Blue Lagoon’s waters will be turned green and the poolside will be decorated to give visitors a real feeling of being deep in the jungle. Music from Radio Pembrokeshire DJ Toby Ellis will fill the lagoon and will be accompanied by exciting fire acts, stilt-walkers and live snakes! Mark Bond, link teacher for the college expedition said:

“This has been a fantastic opportunity for our students to plan and run a major local event and it’s largely down to the help and support we’ve received from the Blue Lagoon who immediately saw the potential of our students and the projects we’ll be working on in Borneo next year. Our team have put in an enormous effort to get this venture off the ground and now we’re looking to local people to come out and support the event and have a fantastic time with us”

Over the next few weeks the expedition team will be out around Pembrokeshire promoting the event. Tickets are available online at and can be purchased at the Blue Lagoon reception now and on the night itself. Student Theo Crutchley-Mack, who has together with the Blue Lagoon’s marketing team, come up with the poster design for the event, he said:

“I have loved every second of the planning for Welcome to the Jungle. It’s been hard work but we’ve learned so much about what goes into organising an event like this. The guys at the Blue Lagoon have been really helpful and friendly and we’re all really grateful for the way they’ve welcomed us and essentially handed over their Blue Lagoon for the evening. I just hope that all our hard work pays off and Pembrokeshire people turn out to support us – a lot of thought has gone into the experience and we’re certain that everyone will have an awesome time on the night”

Nicola Ingledew, Campaign Manager for the Blue Lagoon said:
“The students at Pembrokeshire College came up with an innovative idea to raise money for their expedition. We were impressed with their proposal and have enjoyed working with them to develop it, at all times letting them take the lead and initiative. The Blue Lagoon is a great water park for the whole community to enjoy and the students hard work will make this a memorable event”

The profits from Welcome to the Jungle will go straight to the college students who are well into the 18 months of fundraising for their expedition. More information on the trip can be found on their website or by emailing