Year 4 Isle of Wight
On a rather chilly Wednesday morning in May, Year 4 set off on their travels to the Isle of Wight. Suitcases were full and excitement was high! Much to our delight on our arrival, we were met with blue skies and bright sunshine; the adventure had begun! We headed to Carisbrooke Castle where we explored the ancient battlements and Keep and learnt about the rich history of the settlement. Once we'd exhausted ourselves with the many steps, we climbed back into the minibuses and made our way to our home for the next few days; the YMCA in Shanklin. Once unpacked and settled, we headed to the beach for some incredible ice cream and some fun in the sun. Back at the YMCA, supper was followed by football and games in the garden before heading to dorms to settle down for the night, heads filled with the promise of the next day's adventures.
Following a delicious breakfast, we once again clambered into the minibuses, this time to make our way to Osborne House where Queen Victoria and her family spent a lot of time. We explored the private beach and the enormous stately home, looking at the fascinating paintings and objects which are displayed there. Thursday ended with more games in the garden in the sun, followed by a much anticipated sandcastle competition. The children headed to bed tired but very happy after another jam-packed day.
Our final day dawned and, once packed and full from another superb breakfast, we made our way to the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum. The children thoroughly enjoyed completing the information hunt and were awarded with a prize for their hard work. A picnic lunch in the sun followed and before we knew it, it was time to make our way to the ferry port. We arrived back at school full of stories and wonderful memories which will stay with us for a very long time.