York - March 2019
We took ninety-five students on the annual residential trip to York, from Friday 8 to Monday 11 March, setting off at the ridiculous time of 6.30am (whose idea was that?!) on the Friday to begin our adventure. Our first stop was the Magna Science Museum, where we looked at the four elements: water, fire, earth and air.
On Saturday we headed to the National Railway Museum to see the evolution, throughout the world, of the humble train. Once platform 9 ¾ was found, we headed off to see if we could track down ‘Dick Turpin’ at the York Castle Museum and re-live what life was like as far back as the Victorian era. After students were rescued from the dungeons and the strict life of school back then, we walked the short distance into York City.
Sunday was another busy day, when we headed to Scarborough to catch up with the seal sanctuary and all the good work which they do in the Sea Life Centre. We then went on to Eden Camp for the afternoon and saw just what it was really like during the war, learning about the German U-Boat, the Blitz and experiencing a sing-a-long with ‘Dame Vera Lynn’.
We trekked home to Fleet on Monday, stopping at the Blue John Treak Cavern, where we were taken on a tour of these natural caverns made centuries ago.
This was a brilliant weekend, made all the more special by the wonderful behaviour of the students. Thank you ‘Yorkers of 2019’ - we had a blast!