Trips and Visits 2013-2014

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– EUREKA – the national children’s museum.                                                              (Click on photos to enlarge)

Pupils from Year One enjoyed a day at the children’s museum.  Children’s museums are spaces designed to give children the opportunity to learn through play or ‘informal learning‘. They are different from traditional museums, where visitors aren’t usually allowed to touch or interact with exhibits – children’s museum exhibits are usually hands-on, encouraging children to learn by testing, experimenting, exploring their natural curiosity and using their senses and imagination.

 

HIRST WOOD                                                                                                              (Click on photos to enlarge)

Reception pupils enjoyed a morning in the old Hirst Wood in Shipley.  After spending lots of time in school researching and learning about bears this half term, pupils decided to go on a bear hunt.

 

-KEIGHLEY & WORTH VALLEY RAILWAY – STREAM TRAIN EXPERIENCE                    (Click on photos to enlarge)

Pupils from Year 2 enjoyed an exciting journey on a steam train named the ‘USA S160 No.5820 “Big Jim”.  The train has recently returned to service and runs on the Keighly & Worth Valley Railway line, the line is a heritage railway. Pupils boarded the train at Oxenhope station and travelled to Haworth, Oakworth, Damems, Ingrow West and finally Keighley. The journey took our pupils through the beautiful countryside which is known as Bronte country. The Keighly & Worth Valley Railway is also featured in the famous 1970’s film ‘The Railway Children’ which features vintage steam trains puffing their way up and down the valley. It was a great day riding on the amazing steam train.

 

-ILKLEY MOOR                                                                                                              (Click on photos to enlarge)

Year Three pupils enjoyed a walking experience on the famous Ilkley Moor and visited the local attractions.

Ilkley Moor is part of Rombalds Moor, the moorland between Ilkley and Keighley in West Yorkshire, England.  The moor, which rises to 402 m (1,319 ft) above sea level is famous as the inspiration for the Yorkshire “county anthem” On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at.

Ilkley Quarry is the site of the famous “Cow and Calf”, a large rock formation consisting of an outcrop and boulder, also known as Hangingstone Rocks. The rocks are made of millstone grit, a variety of sandstone, and are so named because one is large, with the smaller one sitting close to it, like a cow and calf.

White Wells at White Wells Cottage

White Wells is a spa bath situated on Ilkley Moor in West Yorkshire, England. It was built in c.1700 as an open air spa bath, later baths were enclosed and a single plunge pool survives today inside the White Wells Spa Cottage.  Pupils enjoyed a healthy walk up to the cottage and admired the beautiful panoramic views from top.

 

-MAD DAY 2 – CITY PARK                                     (Click on photos to enlarge)

Pupils from a total of 37 of the district’s schools have taken part in the MAD DAY 2 – The Return.  (Music, Art and Dance).

The youngsters transformed City Park into a grand Mega Sing and Mega Dance extravaganza.

As well as the musical and dance performances pupils were cycling using Kinetrics in the form of cycles and see-saws to power energy for the stage.

Other activities included pupils designing and decorating giant 3D wooden elephant sculptures as an added art link.

Overall pupils had a great day at the park and enjoyed the programme and activities.