Year 5 explore York city

On the 15th of October, the Year 5 boys trekked north for their residential in York. Over the four jam-packed days, they experienced new places and their taste-buds were overindulged. The journey began on a coach bound for Stevenage Station. After devouring their lunch on the train, the boys lugged their belongings to the Wheatlands Lodge, which became their home for the duration of their trip.

On arrival, the boys were transported back over 1,000 years and experienced life in the Viking Ages at the Jorvik Viking Centre. After returning back to 2018, and enjoying a three course dinner at the hotel, the boys versed Miss Osborn, Miss Raduca and each other in multiple rounds of ten-pin bowling. Although bowling was their final activity for Monday, the fun didn’t stop there!

Tuesday was jam-packed with exciting activities and the boys began their morning with a guided-tour of the York Minster; did you know the Minster took over 250 years to be built? After spending some money in the Minster gift shop, it was time to fill our bellies! Pizza or pasta? Chocolate brownie or a deliciously fruity ice-cream sundae? The boys thoroughly enjoyed their lunch at Pizza Express. Following on from lunch, they learnt about the history of the cocoa bean and discovered the greatest names in the production of chocolate. At York’s Chocolate Story the boys got to taste a range of sweet products and created their very own chocolate lollies. Tuesday finished with a private screening of Wonder at Everyman Cinema.

Wednesday was a touch colder than the previous days so the boys dressed warmly before setting off to Eden Camp. Whilst at the Modern History Museum, they encountered the sights, smells and sounds of wartime Britain. On Wednesday night, the boys took part in a quiz before heading off to bed early, ready for their journey back to London the following morning.

All in all, the York residential was a huge success! On more than one occasion, Miss Osborn was approached by members of the public, whom wished to comment on the boys’ outstanding behaviour. Well done boys!