WW2 Day as evacuees
Year 6 took part in a pretend evacuation where they experienced life as it would have been in 1940. They tried gruel and was sent to live with people they hadnt met before. The children had a great experience and learnt lots of facts about the war.
In year 6, we went on a trip to Pioneer, for a residential (2 nights 3 days). When we were there, we got to do loads of enjoyable activities, such as: rock climbing, zip lining, abseiling, challenge course, leap of faith etc.
When you do your activities (you should already know your groups), you will get an instructor on the first day and they will stick with you for your entire time at Pioneer. The food was yummy and delicious; I am a picky eater so I can`t complain (Georgia). When you go, you will have breakfast, lunch and dinner and pudding after – we were spoilt for choice. We also had a snack bar, so when we finished our meal, we could go and get some salad or another drink. If you are hungry and you don`t like your breakfast, you had a variety of other choices.
The rooms (that we slept in), were downstairs and the boys were upstairs. They had two single beds and 1 bunk bed; a bathroom with a shower or bath. We had one main sitting area which was called the common room. We used this room to get everyone together and register before we started our day’s activities.
In conclusion, this was a very amusing, entertaining and adventurous place to go! We were able to fight our fears and we got to spend quality time with our friends (sleepovers are awesome!) From our point of view, this was the most enjoyable experience in junior school up to this point. We highly recommend it to the Year 5 children!!!
Authors: Georgia Smith (6F), Billy Bick (6F), Eryn Horne-MacDonald (6D)