News and Events Archive 2015-16
Isle of Wight Residential: Updates (June 2016)
Thursday 9th June
Yesterday evening saw the children enjoy the 2p machines at the arcade, followed by a visit the beach where they paddled and dunked Mrs. Chapman and Mr Stone! They then returned to the hotel for the quiz!
Today they are off to Robin Hill adventure Park, followed by Osborne House (rearranged from Monday) and the donkey Sanctuary.
There have been a lot of compliments from the public about how well-mannered the children are and how well they engage in conversation with others.
Today started with a trip to Robin Hill Adventure park, where children had fun tobogganing, walking in the tree tops and watching a falconry show. They were then enthralled by their trip to Osborne House where they learnt all about times of the past and how those are preserved today, before visiting the Donkey Sanctuary, where they will be revisiting tomorrow in order to have their photo taken with Bewick Bridge's very own Donkey Family (adopted this trip and named BOBS, which represents the names of the four individuals in the family: Blakey, Olive, Barbara and Sunny!
Tonight they will have a disco to celebrate such a successful and wonderful holiday.
The coach is expected back at school tomorrow between 4.30 and 5 p.m. (no earlier). School grounds will be shut as usual at 3.45 until the coach returns.
Wednesday 8th June
Yesterday was a busy and fantastic day. The group started the day at Dino Isle where they went fossil hunting along the beach. They found fossilised dinosaur bones and fossilised dung! They then visited the Dino museum and were given a talk about fossils and the Isle of Wight. After lunch, they moved on to Amazon World, where they saw Toucans, Penguins, Wallabies and Ocelots. Finally, after showers and dinner, they went to the theatre to see Fangtastic, which was, apparently, fan(g)tastic. Children were able to join in singing and dancing through the show and all really enjoyed it. The day was finished with a hot chocolate and everyone was asleep within minutes after such a fun packed day.
Today the plan is to head to the glass blowing factory, followed by a visit to Carisbrooke Castle and an evening at the beach and arcade, finishing with Mrs. Chapman’s challenging quiz.
Another fabulous day. The children were amazed by the glass blowing and the sweet making demonstrations totally engaged their attention. This afternoon, they visited Carisbrooke Castle. It was a hot day and the children are heading to the beach this evening once it cools down a bit. Then they will be challenged by Mrs. Chapman’s challenging quiz.
Tuesday 7th June
8.30 a.m. Everyone has had a good night’s sleep. Now awake, beds made, rooms tidy, bags at the ready. Waiting for breakfast. Looking forward to first activity at Dino Isle.
Monday 6th June
2 p.m. All arrived safely at the ferry port and are currently enjoying pre-ferry refreshments. Travel delays have meant they will be crossing on the 4p.m. ferry instead of the 12 p.m. ferry. Unfortunately, this will mean that they are not able to visit Osborne Howes this afternoon. Instead they will travel straight to their accommodation and unpack and enjoy dinner, before beginning excursions as planned tomorrow morning.