Last week Raven Class spent their annual residential in the heart of the city of Bristol, based at the Bristol YHA. Their first activity was to learn about the Bloodhound Land speed record and design and make their own jet propelled cars at We the Curious. The winning car achieved 36mph. Three activity filled days followed on with an evening harbour tour by boat, sessions in the aquarium and the Apple shop practising robotic, and a tour of Brunel’s famous ship the SSGreat Britain. The highlight of the trip was going to Bristol Hippodrome for a performance of the Lion King.
As a rural village school we try to ensure all our pupils get a wide range of opportunities and three days staying in the city gave them lots of new experiences not to be found in the quiet lanes of Stoke St. Gregory. One of the pupils commented on how she had enjoyed waking up in the morning to the sound of the street outside including the dustmen collecting the rubbish! Others talked about looking out of their windows to see the lights twinkling across the river and people walking around in the dark.
We all had a brilliant time and in future will alternate our trips between outdoor adventure and a city break.