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Isle of Wight Trip 2023


More information will be shared about this year's trip soon!

Isle of Wight Trip 2022


Below you will find all of the updates from this year's trip!

Monday 28th March 2022

We had lots of fun on the coach down, then ate our lunch while waiting for the ferry in Portsmouth. We got on the ferry and really enjoyed the view! After 25 minutes we arrived in the Isle of Wight. After a short coach ride we arrived at the Kingswood centre. After making our beds, we went straight to our first activity - archery for half of the group and the zip line for the other half! Dinner was delicious - either chicken or veggie burger and chips! So many children have already tried a new activity or had a different experience! 


Tuesday 29th March 2022

Day 2 of our residential was action packed with archery, bushcraft fire starting skills, fencing, nightline (a blindfolded team obstacle course), orienteering and more! After such a busy day, the lasagna and mac and cheese dinner options were very popular! To finish off the day it was a mini-Olympics with lots of fun races and team games! 


Wednesday 30th March 2022

Wednesday was our most action packed day so far with problem solving challenges, orienteering, aeroball (basketball on a trampoline), Jacob's ladder and shelter building. We also walked along the coastal path to the beach where we paddled in the sea, collected shells and sea glass, made sandcastles, stacked rocks and explored. In the evening we had a campfire and joined in with lots of funny songs and games! 


“Time goes so fast on the Isle of Wight!” (JB)

“I now wish we were here for more than a week!” (ZM)

Thursday 31st March 2022

Thursday was another fun day, with quickly changing weather including bright sunshine and even a little bit of snow! We built shelters and buggies, completed the team obstacle course, tackled the climbing wall and went on the zipline. We also went to the site shop to spend our money! We ended the day with a disco followed by a little bit of stargazing! 


Friday 1st April 2022

We were up bright and early this morning on our last day. We ate our last delicious cooked breakfast of the week, the packed our cases and emptied our rooms. Next it was time for our final activity of the week - the 3G swing! The week has gone so quickly and we can't believe it is time to come home! 

France Trip 2020

France Trip - March 2020


The penultimate day in France was much like the others....action packed! The children have certainly been busy today and have had high spirits even though the weather has been a little soggy. Today, we started by visiting Wellington Quarry before visiting some trenches. This helped the children understand and reflect on their history topic from the previous term. We finished our day visits at Vimy Ridge, one of the battle grounds during WW1. The children have thoroughly enjoyed our trips out this week. 


The children all came back and got ready for the evening activity - our final night disco! The children are looking forward to celebrating their week together in style on the dance floor! The children have throughly enjoyed reading all of the emails that have been sent so thank you for sending them in. Tomorrow, we start our trip back to London after a short stop off at the market. See you tomorrow!


Update 05.03.20 at 19:33


Another day and another action packed one. Today, the George Eliot group started their day making some delicious crepes - yum yum! Everyone certinanly enjoyed eating them. There was some healthy competition between staff too. Later on, the children played some football and games and had some free time on the beach. They had the opportunity to practise their French when playing 'French bingo'. Sumaya (6H) was the worthy winner - Well done Sumaya! Tonight, the children are looking forward to scrapheap challenge after dinner and then a good rest. Ready to do it all again tomorrow.


If there are any other parents/carers that have not sent an email to their child, it would be great if they could do it tonight or tomorrow please. Children have loved reading them - the email address is below. We are also having difficulty putting up photos due to the fact some parents have not given written permission for school to share photographs of their children on our website. If you have not done this, please call into the school office tomorrow to give written permission. We can then hopefully share some photos.


Updated on 04.03.20 at 20:11



The children slept well after their long day travelling and are getting used to their surroundings. Year 6 have had a busy action-packed day today with trips to Dieppe, the beach and to do some shopping. But that was not all...finishing their excursions at the goat farm - an outing loved by all. The children are now back at the chateau, having some dinner and about to embark on ‘Team Tech’ - vehicle making as a team. 

Thank you to those parents/carers who have already sent emails to children. It would be great for everyone to receive an email. The email address is: 


Update on 03.03.20 at 20:08 


The staff and children have arrived safely at the chateau. They are getting settled in and are going for dinner after their day of travelling and visit to the Sealife Centre.


Update on 02.03.20 at 18:08



32 very excited Year 6 children left this morning for their very first residential trip to France. They arrived safely In Calais around 2pm and have just finished their visit to the Sealife Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer. They are now on their way to the chateau.


Update on 02.03.20 at 16:55

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