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        Year 6 Embark on an Adventure to Remember!

        Author: Lorna Ockwell


        Last week Year 6 visited YHA Whitby in Whitby for their 4-day residential.

        On Monday morning, the children arrived early at school excited about the adventure that awaited them. After travelling by coach, everyone was ready to get stuck into their first activity – a trail about Whitby town. During this walk the children saw many famous sights of Whitby including the 199 steps, the Thomas Cook statue and the Whitby whale bones. It was a pleasure to see newfound friendships being born during the week, with the children being split into different groups from both classes.

        Each group completed a range of activities including a trip to Whitby Museum, where they had the chance to see the famous hand of glory (a mummified hand) and a range of fossils and historical collections, including a 100-year-old crocodile.

        The highlights of the trip however included fossil hunting, jet polishing and boat trip out to sea. The coastal walk and fossil hunting tested the children’s perseverance and patience as they combed the sand looking for fossils. Everyone found a treasure to take home with them including ammonites, sea glass and belemnites.

        Year 6 were also extremely lucky to take part in a jet polishing workshop and listen to a jet specialist talk about the history of jet and why it is so important to Whitby. The children took their time to polish their own piece of fossilised wood and turn it into a sparkling smooth piece of jet. On their final day the children had the opportunity to go on a boat trip out to sea.

        The children showed fantastic perseverance, friendship, kindness, and teamwork throughout the week. All the staff who attended are proud of all the children; it will definitely be a trip to be remembered.

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