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Isle of Wight trip 2017

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From truly stunning coastlines to unique experiences.

Situated just off England's South coast and less than 2 hours from London, the UK's Holiday Island and Dinosaur Capital of Great Britain, the Isle of Wight is the perfect destination at any time of year.

The children will love it!

Day One  5th June 2017

 

Year 6 group have safely arrived on IOW

Further news tonight

Day 1

 

After a journey that felt like 6 hours according to Ilia (in reality it was 3 and a half!) we have all arrived on the Isle of Wight. We went straight to Robin Hill Country Park where we most importantly, ate lunch first, before exploring. We enjoyed the toboggan ride (most of us had at least 3 turns), the pirate ship and even experienced landing on the moon in the 4D cinema! The wet weather didn't dampen our spirits and we arrived at the hotel excited and happy. In the evening,we had a delicious dinner at the hotel before an indoor games evening as it was felt we'd all had enough of the rain by that point. Fingers crossed for sunshine tomorrow!

 

Quote of the day- can you guess what Eve is describing here?

 

'At first it freaked it me out, but then I liked it!'

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Day Two  6th June 2017

Important Information - We are aware that some parents did not receive the text message sent yesterday informing them of the safe arrival of the children. We will continue to send text messages but due to ongoing technical issues with the text messaging service updates and news will also be posted on the website and facebook page. Thank-you for your understanding.

 

Day 2- Today has been super busy! After another filling and tasty meal we left for Osborne House, Queen Victoria's 'small' holiday home. We have maintained our record of exceptional behaviour, as once again a member of the public commented on how well behaved the pupil were. After exploring the house and gardens (and dodging the rain!) we managed to eat our lunch outside before heading to Amazon World. We saw many exotic animals including a cheetah (that turned out in reality to be an ocelot.) Special mention has to go to Ruby M who had an impressive knowledge of all of the wildlife. We then headed back to the hotel for dinner before donning our dancing shoes ready for the theatre show! The most enthusiastic dancing came from Cameron, although Cavan threw some impressive shapes when he thought the teachers were not watching! Finley was the most impressive singer as he knew all of the words to every song. After all that excitement, we even managed to squeeze in a trip to the park before bed time. Everyone is bound to sleep well after such a fun-filled day.

 

Quotes of the day;

 

Scarlett summed up the trip so far as 'spectacular!'

 

Sascha was full of questions at Osborne House including 'why does the sun keep coming out?'

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Day Three  7th June 2017

 

Today we ventured to the west coast of the island as we travelled to Alum Bay. Our first activity was a glass blowing demonstration, where we learnt all about how vases are made (and enjoyed the warmth of the furnaces- the wind has been very chilly today!) After that, we had a chance to explore the shops and buy souvenirs and those all important gifts for family members. Unfortunately, our boat trip was cancelled due to the windy weather conditions, but instead we walked down to the beach and saw the coloured sand and even managed to spot the Needles too. Emily discovered she had super human strength when she accidentally smashed a rock to pieces on the beach!

 

After a pit stop for lunch, we headed back to the coach and on to our fossil hunt. We first listened to a talk where we learnt about the types of fossils we might find on the beach and how we would recognise them. We even found out that one girl had previously discovered a new species of dinosaur on the same beach! Sascha also got a shock when she was told she was holding fossilised dinosaur poo! Armed with our new expert knowledge of fossils, we began our hunt on the beach. Sadly, no new species were discovered, but Lacey did manage to find some fossilised dinosaur bone!

 

Once we returned to the hotel, we enjoyed a delicious roast dinner, before playing in the park and watching a performance about the history of the Isle of Wight at the hotel. We are all excited for our activity day tomorrow!

 

Quote of the day;

 

Josh L at dinner time- 'these potatoes taste like chips!'

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Day Four  8th June 2017

Day 4- Today was our outdoor activity day! We had lots of activities to pack in so we had an early start. When we arrived, we were greeted by Tash, (a troll with pink hair!) who introduced us to the other activity leaders before we played some team games. One was called Ant and Dec and involved us trying to prevent our partners from escaping! We then completed the following activities in smaller groups; aeroball (a mix of trampolining and basketball), archery, beach games, rock climbing and go karting. The staff at the activity centre were very impressed with the behaviour of all the pupils and also praised us for how encouraging we were to other people in our team. The children also all showed awesome growth mindset, even if they found activities difficult. We all received a certificate at the end of the session, even the teachers!

 

After that, we headed back to the hotel for dinner and party night! We all put on our dancing shoes (especially Mr Davies) and boogied to classic tracks such as YMCA and Oops Up-Side Your Head (the teachers enjoyed those songs more than the children.)

 

Finally, the results of the tidiest and messiest room competitions were in! Chloe, Ruby M, Scarlett and Jess won messiest upstairs room and Theo, Harry, Josh H and Josh L won messiest downstairs room. Sienna and Lacey were the tidiest upstairs room and Ruby H and Ruby L won tidiest downstairs. The teachers were shocked to discover that Miss Scott had the messiest staff room and less surprised to find that Mrs Thompson's was the tidiest!

 

It was a fantastic end to a brilliant trip. The children have all enjoyed themselves and been a credit to the school. We will see you tomorrow!

 

Quote of the day

 

Tiah- Mr Hemmings, where do you work?

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For the parents of the pupils on the Isle of Wight trip

The coach is on the A13 and will arrive at the school approximately 4:50pm -5:00pm


Thank you
The Hadleigh Junior School

For the parents of the pupils on the Isle of Wight trip

They are 15 miles from Dartford Tunnel, we expect them to arrive at the school at approximately 5.00pm. Further updates to follow.


Thank you
The Hadleigh Junior School

Day Five  9th June 2017

 

For the parents of the pupils on the Isle of Wight trip, they are making their way back from Portsmouth, we will give you a specific ETA once they get to the Dartford Tunnel.

Thank you
 

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