trips

Black Country Museum

Today the whole school had an exciting day out at the Black Country Museum. Pupils were able to experience school as it would have been in 1912, and what it would have been like to work down a coal mine.

Pupils and staff had fun talking to people in the houses and shops, who explained to us what life would have been like in the Olden Days.

There were also opportunities to try Victorian games like the hoop, skipping and hopscotch. Even some of the teachers had a go.

A great day was had by all.

Homeward bound

After a very stormy night we have had a very early breakfast. We were entertained by the men lifting sun beds and parasols out of the pool :/ It's 8.10 Menorcan time and we have just left the hotel. The sun is coming up and the wind had died down, so hopefully the homeward journey will go smoothly.

We'll keep you posted about our progress.

See you later!

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UPDATE: It's 11.02 Menorcan time. We're through security and should be boarding shortly. See you soon!!

UPDATE: 11.34 Menorcan time. We've just boarded and are excited to be on our way home :)

UPDATE: 13.15 English time. We've just landed after a very pleasant flight. Time to find our suitcases and get on the coach.

UPDATE: 14.15 English time. We're on the coach and setting off for school. Our ETA is 3pm. See you very soon!

UPDATE: 14.45 Traffic is awful but should be back between 3.15 and 3.30pm.

UPDATE: 15.40 Look out for us any minute now!

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Raining

This morning we had a shock as we woke up to torrential rain. No pool day for us then. Instead we spent the morning relaxing in the hotel watching a film and playing games.

After lunch the sun came out (yay) so we went down to the port and bought some last minute souvenirs.

Just as we were going for dinner the rain came back, this time accompanied by strong winds. It was quite exciting to watch from the safety of the hotel!

After dinner we enjoyed dancing to pur favourite songs. Most of the teachers even joined in with Chi Chi Wa.

Before we went to bed the hotel staff gave all the children a medal for being brilliant all week.

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We are sailing

At breakfast we had a special message for our newest teenager, Holly. image

After breakfast we got ready and headed to the port. We boarded our boat "Amigo" and set sail.

We were able to see the beautiful Menorcan coast before getting off for a swim in the sea. Some of us were able to slide off the boat into the sea.

It was soon time to get back on board and head for a cave. We jumped off the boat and had a swim. Mr Percival swam right to the back of the cave and found a beach in the dark.

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Soon it was time to set sail for home.

After lunch we had fun in the pool and had a go at archery. Mr Charles won, Mr Percival was second. Unfortunately Mr Sant didn't come third.

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We had a surprise for Holly too.

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Drayton Manor Trip!!!

At the end of curriculum enrichment week, the whole school visited Drayton Manor Park. The weather was fantastic and we couldn't have asked for a better day.

Despite the good weather some pupils and staff still managed to get soaked on some of the rides!!!!

A fantastic day was had by all pupils and staff.

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London 2015

25 students traveled to London in September for a three day visit taking in some the sights and attractions the capital city has to offer. Students visited the London Eye, Madam Tussauds, The Natural History Museum, Harry Potter Studios, Wembley Stadium as well as spending an evening at the theater watching Matilda.

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Fine dining

This morning after breakfast we got on the coach and headed to Mahon. We spent some time looking around the zoo. Some of us were brave and held a snake.

We also got to watch some birds of prey. Thanks to Mrs Baker we won the competition and got to have our photo taken with Anyon the African Eagle Owl.

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We then headed into Mahon where we did a spot of shopping and sight seeing before we went to a restaurant for lunch.

After such a busy day we are spending the evening relaxing at the hotel.

Pool Wars

When we woke up this morning we were very glad to see the sun was shining. Before we went for breakfast we had a very special song to sing. Today is Harry's 18th birthday :)

Once we'd all had breakfast we had a bit of time to play around the hotel.

Some of us had a go at crazy golf.

 

We then decided that we should spend the rest of the day by the pool. We had a lovely time playing water polo, swimming and generally enjoying the sunshine. Mr Sant had an issue with his subbed though, and found that it kept disappearing.

After lunch staff found a box of 42 water guns under a sun lounger (thanks Mr Charles) and accidentally started a water fight. Turns out some of our pupils are a very good aim!

Once we had dried off, Mr Barnes and Mr Edney-Evans took Harry for a birthday drink (of Coke).

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When they got back Harry found all his friends ready to celebrate his birthday.

After dinner we took to the stage and showed the hotel guests what Sutton pupils can do.

Stefan, Sean, Tyler, Owen and birthday boy Harry did us proud.

 

 

 

 

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside

After a good night's sleep, we woke up to a glorious blue sky. Once everyone had had breakfast we got on the coach and headed the beach at Cala Galdana.

At lunch time we went to a restaurant for lunch, then had fun on the water slides.

Quote of the day: "Miss, is there water on the water slides?"

PS: the children are loving your messages, so please keep them coming!

 

 

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After a long time travelling we made it to our hotel about 2pm. We went straight in for lunch before finding our rooms. Once everyone had unpacked we had a bit of chill out time before dinner.

The food here is great, and while we dont encourage playing with your food, we did discover that some of our party are talented food sculptors. Can you identify the famous artists we have been inspired by?

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Warwick Castle!!

It's the start of our curriculum enrichment week, the whole school visited Warwick Castle, despite the weather we had a grand day out. We were able to enjoy and look around the grand hall, which was absolutely amazing. Some of the more daring of us walked the ramparts all 532 steps!! We saw the birds of prey show and the bowman show. Mrs Ralphs and Mrs Tombs visited the castle dungeon, we heard the screams outside!  

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We're off to sunny Spain

Today, those of us who are going to Menorca spent the day getting ready to go. We practised packing and unpacking a suitcase, what happens in the airport and looked at the hotel.

Mr Sant taught us some useful Spanish phrases such as hola (hello), por favour (please), and gracias (thank you). We also learned to count to ten.

After lunch we learned about Miro, a famous Spanish artist.

We are very excited and are looking forward to our trip.

Don't forget to check back while we're away to see what we are up to.

9.3 Dudley Zoo Trip

On Monday 9.3 went on a trip to Dudley Zoo. We had planned to have a picnic and an icecream, but unfortunately the sun decided to have a day off. The rain didn't put us off though, and we had a lot of fun spotting the animals, most of whom were hiding indoors where it was dry.

Eventually it did stop raining, and we managed to see lots more animals.

We even made a new friend.

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Sponsored Walk

Between 29th June and 3rd of July, pupils and staff took part in a sponsored walk around Himley Hall to raise money to put towards a new PE kit. The course was 0.6 miles long, and we kept a record of how many we did.

Over the course of the week pupils and staff walked a grand total of 720 laps which equals 432.6 miles. That means that we have walked from Birmingham to Paris!

After walking all that way we had a well earned rest in the shade and played some team games. We all had a lot of fun.

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Pupils have managed to raise over £1000 to put towards their new sports kit.

Thank you to everyone who sponsored them.

Safeside

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As part of their topic of work for PWB and Maths Year 8 visited Safeside in Birmingham. It is a safety town run by West Midlands Fire Service. We had to spot hazards in different scenarios, and our guide explained how to keep ourselves, our belongings and money safe. We had a great day.

Year 9 Trip to RAF Cosford

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As part of their module of work a group of year 9 pupils visited RAF Museum Cosford before half term. We saw lots of different fighter planes from different countries and from different combats.We had fun in the "Fun & Flight" Centre where we found out about gravity and magnetism.

Year 7 Maths Trip to the Zoo

11th May 2015 As part of their module of work Year 7 visited Dudley Zoo and Castle. We saw lots of different animals! We counted different species of animals. We found out information about the animals and found the heaviest, lightest and shortest animals. We all had a great day.

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