Main Street, St. Bees, Cumbria CA27 0AA

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St Bees Village Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs Emma Sharp

York Residential 2017

WOW! What a wonderful residential trip this year! Year 6 and Year 5 had an absolute blast on their trip this year. They were fantastic; excellent manners and behaviour throughout. We had several compliments about the children's wonderful enthusiasm, manners and behaviour from strangers in York. The accompanying adults all agreed that the children were great company and a credit to our school. Please enjoy the photographs and commentary below - make a cuppa - there's quite a few!

Day 1: We began our trip with a visit to the Railway Museum; the children in Year 6 were eager to discover 'Coppernob' an engine that they had learnt about from Mr Jopling at school. We were successful and some of the children are pictured in front of the train. After we had exhausted all the exhibits we set off for York Racecourse and our accommodation. The children explored the surroundings and played out until dark.

Day 2: On Day 2 we had a hearty breakfast and set off for York where we separated into our own classes; Year 6 went to Jorvik while Year 5 went to Dig and the we swapped over. Jorvik has been revamped after the terrible flooding they had suffered and it didn't disappoint. We then dug for evidence of the past at the Dig - great fun! We had a quick stop off to explore the newly opened Primark and the off to the Castle Museum. Some children managed to change into their new outfits while the rest of us were on the Carousel! After returning to the Racecourse for tea we then enjoyed some very competitive ten-pin bowling! 

Day 3: On Day 3 the children were very excited to be setting off to Flamingo Land and, even though the weather was drizzling at best, nothing could dampen their enthusiasm! Adult hearts were in mouths as even the shortest and mildest climbed onto the most fearsome rides - they were fearless! By the end of the day they had all tested their bravado and declared the day as awesome! We then had a movie night after tea.

Days 4 & 5: Rain, rain and more rain! We were completely soaked as we explored the wonders of Eden Camp - soggy but not downhearted we then went to The Chocolate Story. This was a fabulously entertaining museum; very Harry Potter like with talking portraits and lots of yummy treats. We finished off the tour by making our own chocolate lollies which we ate once back on the bus - delicious! Due to the fact we had been wet through all day and the rain was only getting harder we cancelled the proposed Ghost Walk (refunds will be coming your way) and retired to the communal room for another movie night.

On our last day we packed up, thanked the Racecourse staff and set off for York Minster. After a whistle stop tour we then hit the shops for more trendy Primark outfits! Once they had made their purchases we wandered up the Shambles and then made our way to the bus for the journey home. This was an excellent trip and was enjoyed just as much by the adults as the children. Many thanks to Mrs Cruden, Mrs Hamilton and Mrs Winn for helping the trip run so smoothly.