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Year Three Lake District residential a resounding success

41 Year Three pupils had an amazing time in Grasmere during their first residential trip.

Upon arriving in the Lakes, the group devoured their packed lunch before boarding a boat for a trip over the lake to the National Trust site of Fell Foot. The children had fun exploring the area, collecting resources from nature to weave into a piece of wild art creating a natural photo frame.

Then it was off to Grasmere to follow the trail, looking for lots of historical sites such as William Wordsworth’s place of burial at St Oswald’s Church and, of course, to the famous gingerbread shop for the children to spend some of their pocket money! Next up was a trip to the gift shop before they headed to the green for a well-deserved ice cream.

Excitement was high to get to the youth hostel so they could find out the sleeping arrangements and room shares. After a hearty meal and a mammoth play in the grounds gardens.

After a good night’s sleep, the children had a big breakfast and then headed to Aira Force – probably the most famous of the Lake District waterfalls.

The landmark provides a glimpse of a landscaped Victorian park with dramatic waterfalls, arboretum and rocks scenery that mesmerised the pupils and the children impressed the teachers by doing a two hour walk around the beautiful site, with lots of photos being taken by everyone.

After lunch and a play session, the group boarded the coach and headed back to school.

The children had a great time, were fantastically behaved and created memories that they will remember for years to come.