21 pupils and 4 teachers spent the first weekend of summer half term holidays at Robin Wood outdoor adventure centre in Alston, Cumbria. This was our 8th annual visit to the centre and, once again, it didn’t disappoint. From the highs of the giant swing to the gloomy depths of the caves, every activity lived up to our expectations. Who’s signing up for 2018’s visit?
I had a fabulous time over the summer when I visited the magical city of Venice in Italy. Venice is built on a collection of islands and is completely surrounded with water. This means that you will not see any cars, buses or lorries; instead the people travel around by boat or gondola. Venice is famous for St Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace and some very famous bridges. I hope you like my photographs.
It was great to celebrate the life of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, recently. With so many of our pupils coming from Irish heritage it was great to celebrate an important cultural event together.
We had a delicious Irish themed lunch of gammon and colcannon followed by apple sponge! It was lovely to see so many people celebrating by wearing shamrock ribbons in their hair.
I had an adventure in the Lake District at October half term. I stayed in a lovely hotel just outside of Keswick called ‘The Mary Mount’. Although it was a very wet and blustery day I set out to climb Catbells and I am so proud that I made it to the top. Catbells is 1,480 ft (451m) high.
Did you know I would have to climb Catbells 14 times to reach the height of Everest which is 20,548ft (8,848m)? Phew! I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
Wow! What a holiday I’ve had this summer in Las Vegas, Nevada in the USA. It was very hot so I did a lot of swimming in the hotel pool. I also had a walk down the very long Las Vegas strip to see all of the fabulous sights including the High Roller which is the world’s tallest observation wheel.
I loved my weekend away in Edinburgh! I saw all of the famous sights including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Holyrood House and Arthur’s Seat. I also saw the fabulous Christmas lights at the Dome.
My summer holiday to Italy was absolutely brilliant! I went to Sorrento first, which is a lovely beach town famous for growing lemons and olives. While I was there I visited Pompeii and Herculaneum, two cities which were covered in lava when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD.
I then went on the high speed train to Rome where I visited the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi fountain and Vatican City. Wow, I’ve been busy!
Look who’s ready for Robin Wood next weekend! Who’s excited?
I have recently been to Stratford-Upon-Avon, the home of the world’s most famous writer, William Shakespeare. I went to see the house where he was born, the church he is buried in and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre where his plays are performed. While I was there I went to see Hamlet which is a scary play about ghosts and revenge!
It has been great learning to swim with year 3. We went on the bus to Freeman’s Quay in Durham and got changed quickly and sensibly. I got my confidence with front crawl and backstroke and now I’m away! I loved the game where we blew balls across the water in a race too!