Class 2 Residential Trip
Class 2 had an amazing time on our residential trip to Derbyshire.
They were so pleasant to spend time with, and thoroughly enjoyed every moment - even the muddy fields!
On Monday, we left school and headed straight to the National Stone Centre. Although drizzling with rain, this didn't dampen our spirits! Children enjoyed gem panning and comparing their haul of gems, fossil casting, exploring different forms of rocks, exploring the museum and the fossil remnants in the surrounding area. We then made our way to the Youth Hostel, had dinner and explored the hostel and games room. A beetle drive was enjoyed as children drank their hot chocolate before bedtime.
Up early on Tuesday morning for an English breakfast before putting on our walking boots for a long walk to Dovedale, via muddy fields. A well deserved ice-cream was enjoyed on the way back to the hostel, before taking part in afternoon activities including exploring Ilam Church, sketching some of the geographical features of the area and sheep herding (a game without sheep!) . After a hearty dinner, children teamed up to complete a quiz, even beating the teachers' team!
Finally on Wednesday morning, after packing up and loading the coach, we headed to Sudbury Hall Museum of Children, where the Victorian schoolroom was awaiting our arrival. Children were able to experience the differences in schooling, and particularly enjoyed their teachers being told off! The children were observant in their comparisons of different childhood toys, bedrooms and work conditions.
It was finally time to head home, a great trip!
Thank you children! We look forward to next year!