Year 6 head to Whitby on Residential
Another brilliant three-day residential to Whitby. Thirty-one energetic, enthusiastic and polite children really did Shakespeare proud.
We began the trip with a visit to Dalby Forest to conquer the tree top assault course that is Go-Ape. At over twenty feet in the air children and adults alike got to grips with a variety of bridges and crossings before the final challenge of the zip wire. Everyone gave it their all and enjoyed the park afterwards.
After arriving at the Youth hostel, exploring our rooms and having a satisfying evening meal, we headed out for our first glimpse of the town. The night walk was possibly the windiest ever with Storm Ophelia joining us. The wind didn't put off the ghouls of the alley that jumped out on us all and caused quite a commotion.
Usually we'd all sleep soundly after a busy first day but the high winds and noise made that quite difficult! There were lots of tired eyes at breakfast the next day.
Day two included a fossil lesson, cliff top walk and a great morning on the beach. Our finds included a tractor tyre, and old King George penny and several ammonite fossils. Lunch was waiting for us back at the youth hostel and boy did it taste good!
Thanks to a very kind parent, we all enjoyed an ice cream on the front then spent our pocket money in the shops before heading to the park. We walked 12km in all which included doing the 199 steps six times! Night two was much quieter with a DVD, snacks and no ghouls in sight.
Wednesday morning came around too fast. We packed up and managed to squeeze in another beach trip; this time to Robin Hood's Bay where we investigated rock pools and discovered starfish, crabs and all sorts of other sea inhabitants. We finished our trip with fish and chips overlooking the sea before we sang all the way home.
What a great residential with a special group of children and an equally great staff team. Well done to all involved.