Year 5 have had an action packed three days on their residential trip to Ironbridge. Despite a delayed departure from school on Wednesday  morning, the journey was smooth and the children did not miss out on any of the day’s planned activities. The children enjoyed the interactive exhibits at Enginuity and the Museum of Iron before taking a short walk across the famous ironbridge itself which offered the perfect photo opportunity!

After settling into our rooms at the hostel we went on to our evening activities including a visit to the China museum and a clay pit making activity at the potteries. At the end of an exhausting first day, we were all ready for bed- but not before a bedtime story from Mrs Tullett! All slept comfortably and we’re raring to go on Thursday.  A full day at Blists Hill Victorian Village saw the opportunity to experience the strict discipline of the Victorian Classroom. Thankfully all demonstrated their ability in the 3 R’s and avoided the stern Miss McCullan’s caning! Candle dipping, print making and tile making all featured in the visit too.

The weather was kind to us throughout the trip. A highlight of the trip was a chance to visit the local adventure playground and park for a game of cricket as the sun went down on the final evening.

Overall the children grew in confidence, showing brilliant team spirit and a sense of adventure and the trip was a fantastic team bonding experience.