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Year 5 visit to Wigston Academy and residential trip

The children in Year 5  had a wonderful week of trips! We were invited to Wigston Academy for an exciting morning of Science, Art and Design Technology workshops. We solved crimes in the science lab, baked some delicious biscuits and explored the amazing work of Jon Burgerman. The staff were so impressed with the attitude of all of our children.

Tuesday morning came and we were off on our sunny residential to North Norfolk! From the moment we arrived, we were put to work on team-building challenges. That evening saw us embark on a night time safari around the grounds of Felbrigg hall, soaking up the atmosphere and exploring the active wildlife. 
After a night of little sleep, we were off hunting monsters in the woods. We all survived the experience, with Team 2 reaching first place with an accumulation of almost 4,000 points. That afternoon, we explored the shingle beach of West Runton and found fossils and creatures in the rockpools. We learned a great deal about longshore drift and coastal erosion here, observing the landscape in detail. Our long day was wrapped up with an evening disco - don't ask Mrs. Leslie about the limbo pole, her back is still sore.
Our final full day saw us take on our biggest challenge of the week. We took a boat trip out to Blakeny Point to see the basking seals, which was an exhilirating start to our day. This was followed by a long walk along the beach, seeing the results of coastal erosion and deposition and how it has shaped the local landscape. We observed nesting birds, which was a real treat. Then came the mud walk! Socks and shoes off and we were squelching our way back to the coach, picking up lugworms and crabs along the way. That evening, we were taken out for a spot of ten pin bowling (and a few sweets...)

We all embraced each and every task that we were faced with on our week away. From small tasks (fitting a duvet cover, serving meals) to bigger challenges (detonating a "bomb", hiking for miles), we should all be very proud of ourselves and everything that we accomplished on our adventure. 

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