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Whitby 2018: One to Remember!

Whitby 2018 has been one to remember. Thirty children, six adults and LOADS of happy memories. 

 Bright and early Monday morning lots of nervous parents gathered to wave us off on our adventure. We went straight to Dalby Forrest Go Ape and spent two hours swinging through the treetops and whizzing down zip wires. Our growth mindset skills came into good use as we set foot into the unknown very high up. Children and adults alike metamorphosised from nervous tiptoers to fearless flyers gliding handsfree down the zip wire. The trees were alive with cheers of encouragement and achievement. 

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 Monday evening was spent settling into our rooms at YHA Whitby and completing a two hour guided night walk of the town. Some of us were very scared by what we saw and heard in the 'tunnel of bad and good'. Rumour is that all the children made it through and all in all we're made of good stuff!

 After the best night's sleep in Shakespeare Whitby history (all in bed and quiet by 10pm) we were up and out first thing Tuesday, after our fossil lesson. The cliff top walk was windy but worth it with stunning East Coast views as we walked to comb the beach of Saltwick Bay. Our finds were plentiful with lots of ammonites and Belemnites making it to the surface. 

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 Lunch on Tuesday was a quick one followed by an icecream and a rather choppy boat trip. Not always the best combination but we loved it-especially all singing and dancing to Dancing Queen on the way back to shore.

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 Finally, at 4pm on Tuesday the moment arrived to spend our pocket money. Slime, fidget spinners, books and much more were purchased from the gift shops of Whitby Town. Our last evening meal followed and we then all settled down together to watch (and sing-a-long to) The Greatest Showman, enjoying hot chocolate and biscuits in the interval. 

 Wednesday was once again full of sunshine and smiles as we packed up and drove to Robin Hood's Bay. Our rock pooling was as successful as our fossil hunting with lots of children catching shrimp, crabs and sea snails. The trip wouldn't be complete without a visit to the fish and chip shop before heading back on the coach.

 New skills learnt, friendships strengthened and tummies full- all in all a great way to spend the final week of our first half term of Year Six.  

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