Residential

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

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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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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.

Teachers strike back

This morning we had a bit of a lie in before heading to the pool for the day. We played volleyball and water polo before the water guns made an appearance again.

After dinner we headed to the port at Calan Bosch for a spot of shopping.

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Once we got back it was straight to bed because we have a busy day tomorrow.

Shop til you drop

This morning we got up early and headed to Ciutadella. We spent the day shopping and taking in the sights around the beautiful old town.

Mr Sant spent his birthday giving his group a fascinating tour of the old town.

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When we got back to the hotel there was just time to have a swim before dinner.

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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!

 

 

Hola

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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On our way...

After arriving at school very very early we set off for Birmingham airport. We got through check in and security very quickly only to discover that our flight has been delayed for two hours. Everyone has busied themselves finding food for breakfast and watching the planes. We should hopefully be taking off about 9am and landing is estimated to be 11.57 (Spanish time).

We 're all ready to find the sunshine!

Update: it's 13:38 and we're on the bus on our way to the hotel. Everyone is very happy, if a little tired. It's currently raining, but we're hoping the sun will come out later.

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.

Astley Burf day 5

After all that dancing last night, everyone slept very well. Once everyone was up and we'd had breakfast it was time to pack up and check the cabins were tidy. When everyone was packed, we split into teams and went orienteering around the camp site. Despite the rain, everyone had fun.

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We dried off in front of a film before having lunch.

Soon the coach was loaded and we said our goodbyes to the Astley Burf staff. Although we were sad to leave we all have lots of happy memories of our week at camp.

Mrs Ashby would like to thank all the staff for all their hard work this week, and all the pupils for being so well behaved.

Astley Burf day 4

This morning we had to wave goodbye to Mr Chamberlain who had to head back to school, but we welcomed Mr Edney-Evans in his place. After breakfast we packed up our swimming gear and headed into Stourport. We went swimming and had a lot of fun.

When everyone was dressed we headed over to the park for fish and chips.

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After letting our food go down, we had time for a play in the park.

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When we got back to camp we had some free time before packing up our belongings ready for tomorrow.

After tea, we all put our glad rags on and headed to the Rec Room for the last night disco. Mr Chamberlain had supplied us with music and instructions on how to be a DJ. We had a slight glitter ball problem, but fortunately Mr Edney-Evans managed to rig up a high-tech solution.

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The disco was great fun. Almost everyone joined in with the dancing, and we were joined by Mrs Doman, Mrs Duckworth, Mrs Ruston and Mrs Sidaway for the evening.

When the disco was over, everyone went to bed ready for our last morning before home.

Astley Burf day 3

After a good nights sleep we had an early start ready to head to Edgbaston Reservoir for another action packed day. We split into three teams and took turns trying out canoeing, fencing and archery.

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After tea we all enjoyed a film before bed.

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And Elliot had a very happy birthday :)

Astley Burf Day 2

This morning we got up early ready for an exciting day of activities. Once the cabins were tidy (ish) we split into four teams to tackle the high wire, team games, mountain biking and the climbing wall. Everyone tried something new and overcame their fears.

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After tea Mr Jones and Mr Charles popped by to make sure we are having a good time. We really are :)