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Year 5 Isle of Wight Trip

Published on 09/10/17

In October, Year 5 celebrated the start of a new school year with a five day residential to the Isle of Wight. The trip was packed with action from start to finish and gave the children opportunities to embed existing friendships and make new ones.

Beginning the week with Go-Ape in the Alice Holt Forest set dizzy heights for the days to come and upon arriving to the Isle of Wight, exploring the local beaches gave the budding explorers plenty of fresh air. Climbing trees will clearly never be the same again after perfecting the use of a hoist system to reach the very top of the highest branches. Year 5 also faced the open seas with kayaking and body boarding – an enjoyable but very chilly experience.

Determined to follow in the footsteps of a child who discovered a new species of dinosaur a few years previously, the children became palaeontologists, hunting for fossils on the beaches. Unbelievably, two dinosaur bones were found and were identified by the bone marrow patterns.

A visit to Carisbrooke Castle brought history to life, and an afternoon at Black-Gang Chine amusement park gave Year 5 the opportunity to let their hair down!

The week was a resounding success (helped by the flawless weather!) with one child commenting that the trip was “One big adventure from start to finish."