Educational Visits

Y6 Visit to Ravenstor March 2016

 

Wednesday 2nd March - Day two at Ravenstor...

After a reasonable night's sleep we woke this morning to find it was snowing heavily.  We watched giant flakes of snow fall from the sky and the hills turn white, whilst we enjoyed a delicious breakfast.  Fortunately it hasn't snowed all say so we've still had plenty of time to take part in some great activities.  So far today we have panned for minerals, designed rockets (launching tonight), tried orienteering and code breaking and the groups that didn't get chance to yesterday have built dens and practised archery.

Here are just a few of the children's thoughts:

Jeroen 'I enjoyed sieving for gold, it made me feel good inside'

Abdul ' I loved doing the archery because I shot the balloon on the bull's eye'

Zinadine 'The den building was good  -it really inspired me'

 
 
 
   

 

 

Tuesday 1st March - Day One at Ravenstor...

Having left school today in the pouring rain and travelled over the Roaches in thick fog, we were very happy when the sun came out for our arrival at Ravenstor.  After the children had unpacked and made their own beds, we split into 3 groups to do various activities (everyone will get the chance to do all the activities over the 3 days).  So today the activities included archery, den building and team challenges. 

Amaan says he's had 'the best day ever' and Iqra says the view is 'amazing'.  Unfortunately the wifi is very poor, so only a few pictures for now, hopefully some more to share later or tomorrow.  Everyone says hello to friends and family at home.  Bye bye for now...

     
     
     
     

 

 

Y5/6 Visit to Conwy March 2015

Thursday 26th March - Day Two at Conwy...

After a bit of a late night (but good sleep for everyone) we enjoyed a fantastic breakfast before we started our day's activities. First up was a visit to Conwy Castle, where are tour guide Morgan was very impressed with the questions we asked and our ability to come up with great answers to her questions.  The castle is over 600 years old and we got chance to explore all of the different parts of the castle and imagine what it might have been like to live there.  Next we walked around the town walls - which were pretty high in parts! - down to the harbour where we made sandcastles, collected pebbles and had our lunch.  We were really lucky to spot a seal swim past too.  After a steep walk back to the Youth Hostel, we got chance to try out the assault course and take part in an Easter Egg hunt around the grounds.  We still have slate decorating and more fun and games to look forward to this evening - we really are having an amazing time (but do miss folks from home too).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 25th March - Our First Day...

We arrived at the Youth Hostel to be greated by fabulous weather - the sun was so hot we were able to have a picnic outside at lunch time!  We all got chance to explore the different parts of the hostel by doing a photo treasure hunt and then we staged a Roman seige against the Celts - the 'Romans' built and fired a trebuchet (catapult) at a foam wall bult in defence by the 'Celts', we then tried some more team building activities.  After this we got chance to explore Conwy itself - visiting a playground, the beach and the smallest house in Great Britain before walking back through the town to the hostel.  We settled into our rooms (which everyone thought were 'wicked') and then had our evening meal, before working in groups to make bread.  Take a look at our pictures below to get a feel for what we've been up to...

   

 

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Y6 Visit to Ravenstor March 2016

 

Wednesday 2nd March - Day two at Ravenstor...

After a reasonable night's sleep we woke this morning to find it was snowing heavily.  We watched giant flakes of snow fall from the sky and the hills turn white, whilst we enjoyed a delicious breakfast.  Fortunately it hasn't snowed all say so we've still had plenty of time to take part in some great activities.  So far today we have panned for minerals, designed rockets (launching tonight), tried orienteering and code breaking and the groups that didn't get chance to yesterday have built dens and practised archery.

Here are just a few of the children's thoughts:

Jeroen 'I enjoyed sieving for gold, it made me feel good inside'

Abdul ' I loved doing the archery because I shot the balloon on the bull's eye'

Zinadine 'The den building was good  -it really inspired me'

 
 
 
   

 

 

Tuesday 1st March - Day One at Ravenstor...

Having left school today in the pouring rain and travelled over the Roaches in thick fog, we were very happy when the sun came out for our arrival at Ravenstor.  After the children had unpacked and made their own beds, we split into 3 groups to do various activities (everyone will get the chance to do all the activities over the 3 days).  So today the activities included archery, den building and team challenges. 

Amaan says he's had 'the best day ever' and Iqra says the view is 'amazing'.  Unfortunately the wifi is very poor, so only a few pictures for now, hopefully some more to share later or tomorrow.  Everyone says hello to friends and family at home.  Bye bye for now...

     
     
     
     

 

 

Y5/6 Visit to Conwy March 2015

Thursday 26th March - Day Two at Conwy...

After a bit of a late night (but good sleep for everyone) we enjoyed a fantastic breakfast before we started our day's activities. First up was a visit to Conwy Castle, where are tour guide Morgan was very impressed with the questions we asked and our ability to come up with great answers to her questions.  The castle is over 600 years old and we got chance to explore all of the different parts of the castle and imagine what it might have been like to live there.  Next we walked around the town walls - which were pretty high in parts! - down to the harbour where we made sandcastles, collected pebbles and had our lunch.  We were really lucky to spot a seal swim past too.  After a steep walk back to the Youth Hostel, we got chance to try out the assault course and take part in an Easter Egg hunt around the grounds.  We still have slate decorating and more fun and games to look forward to this evening - we really are having an amazing time (but do miss folks from home too).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 25th March - Our First Day...

We arrived at the Youth Hostel to be greated by fabulous weather - the sun was so hot we were able to have a picnic outside at lunch time!  We all got chance to explore the different parts of the hostel by doing a photo treasure hunt and then we staged a Roman seige against the Celts - the 'Romans' built and fired a trebuchet (catapult) at a foam wall bult in defence by the 'Celts', we then tried some more team building activities.  After this we got chance to explore Conwy itself - visiting a playground, the beach and the smallest house in Great Britain before walking back through the town to the hostel.  We settled into our rooms (which everyone thought were 'wicked') and then had our evening meal, before working in groups to make bread.  Take a look at our pictures below to get a feel for what we've been up to...

   

 

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