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York – Day 3

York – Day 3

Day 3 has been exciting and jam packed with activities!

After a hearty breakfast, we heading to the Shambles for a bit of gift shopping. Lots of fidget spinners were bought and a few York souvenirs.

Next, we went to York Minster, where we took part in a treasure hunt.

After lunch, we enjoyed the fudge experience, learning how it is made and most importantly tasting it.

From here, we then headed to Clifford’s Tower and found out about Norman castles.

Next, we cruised down the Ouse! Learning lots of facts about river life in York.

We all enjoyed a well-earned ice-cream before a stroll around the ancient York wall.

By now we were starving! We went to Macdonalds for tea and finished the evening with a ghost walk!

It’s been a great day!

Enjoy the photographs!

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York Day 2

York Day 2

Day 2 has been exhausting and very wet!

Luckily Mr D thought ahead and bought us all an umbrella!

First, we went to Yorvik Viking museum and journeyed through Viking York, finding out what life looked and smelt like! It wasn’t pleasant!

After that, went to the Castle museum, we saw lots of different shops and buildings from Victorian York. It was great fun!

We’re all very tired now!

We hope you like our photos.



York Day 1

York Day 1

Wow! What a fantastic start to our York trip. We arrived just in time for lunch, then marched along the river Ouse to our fist attraction… ‘The York Chocolate Story’. Not only did we get to enjoy delicious chocolate but we learnt lots of interesting facts.

After this we visited , ‘All Saints Pavement’, which is a 14th Century Parish church. The children marvelled st the stained glass windows.

Our next stop was the dungeons! We had a laugh and a scream as we learnt lots of gruesome facts about York through the ages.

Finally, we returned to the Youth Hostel for dinner and to settle into our rooms. We’ll certainly sleep well tonight!

Here are some photos from day 1!

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York Day 2!

York Day 2!

What a day!

After a delicious breakfast we swiftly marched to York Minster where we learnt all about the history of this beautiful building. We saw an interesting exhibition showing how underneath the Minster are lots of Roman remains and we learnt how the building has evolved throughout the centuries.

Next, we set off to York Castle Museum. There was a fantastic Victorian street, it was like stepping back in time. We experienced what it would be like to go to school in Victorian times. We also explored the old dungeons and saw what horrible conditions the prisoners survived in.

Straight after this, we went on a York river cruise. A local expert pointed out interesting sights along the Riiver. We were able to see how people protect themselves against the floods.

As a treat we enjoyed some delicious homemade ice-cream in the park.

After quickly catching our breath, we were off again! Next we went for a brisk walk along the old Roman wall.

We finished the day with a scary ghost walk through the City. Let’s hope we all sleep well tonight.

We are looking forward to Flamingo Land tomorrow!



Robinwood day 2

Robinwood day 2

Up early for breakfast and then on to a full day of activities.  We have experienced:

  • The Giant Swing
  • Zip lining
  • The Piranha Pool
  • Archery
  • Rock Climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Raft building
  • The Dungeon of Doom

Each activity has challenged us in different ways. The focus today was on team building skills such as communication and cooperation. All the children were fantastic.

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First Day at Robinwood!

First Day at Robinwood!

After a short coach journey, Year 5 arrived in Todmorden car park ready to go. We followed the canal, crossed over the train track and climbed a hill (or maybe a mountain), before arriving at Dobroyd Castle.  We found our rooms, had a quick lunch and set off for our first activities…

Mr Trier’s group:

We completed the nightline (a blindfolded obstacle course), learned to kayak on a lake, built and tested rafts, and even went caving!  We had a fantastic time and can’t wait for tomorrow!

Mrs Schofield’s and Mr Donaghy’s groups.

First, we encountered the giant swing and had lots of fun watching each other’s faces as we flew through the air. Next, we entered the piranha pool where we had to navigate our way across dangerous waters – team skills were needed as we all completed the challenge. Our third activity was the knights quest which was full of problems and puzzles. To finish our activities we became Robin Hood or Maid Marion, testing our skills as archers.

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