So... it comes to an end. The second Trimley St Martin London Residential trip. It has been busy... very busy! But... the aim was to give children a chance to experience London; its 'busyness' (not sure thats a word!), its culture, its history, its underground and its sights. We have completed it that in what has felt like the three longest days ever. At time the children have been exhuasted and then two seconds later even livelier than they were in the beginning. I hope that they have enjoyed their trip and learnt alot about the capital city - i do know they cant wait to get back to Suffolk. There were more people on our train from Pizza Hut than live in Kirton (we think!).
A huge thank you to the adults that supported us on this trip. Its a big ask to give up three days to come along (especially if you are not employed by the school) and its intense. 24/7! Theres not a single moment where you are not on duty. This trip is also very challenging in other ways... the demands of public transport, busy environments and lots of walking... its not like a coach trip to Ipswich Museum. I am incredibly grateful to all the adults for making this happen and for being an amazing team of people. As with last year, we ve had loads of positive comments whilst travelling around London... and some of these:
'You re mad!'
'Glad its you and not me!'
'Oooh what a lovely polite young man!'
I do want to thank the children (perhaps not at 1.30am on the first night) but over the whole trip. It has been tiring but they have been positive, upbeat and most importantly a lot of fun! They ve had to take on a lot of instruction and information whilst protecting the items purchased from the gift shops.
I hope you have had a chance to follow this blog... its been quite therapeutic. If anything drastic changes on the last part of the journey we will let you know! If not we'll see you at Trimley Station waving the welcome home hankies!
"Right... im going to countdown from 10 and then i want you to sleep! 10... 9...! Oh that was quick!" zzz zz zzzz z zzz z
Its now 7.15 and not a murmur! What a difference a day makes! A long day ahead! Now off to wake Mrs Matthews up ; ) - Lets see... what song can we use to wake her up with... i've got "Good morning good morning!" "Wake Me Up before you go go!" or a Justin Bieber song (no - that might make her sleep longer!). Here goes... i might be putting my life on danger here! : )
A super busy day. Children were awake at 6.30 ish... we got up and had breakfast and then left our accommodation at 9am. We got back to the accommodation at 11pm. One long day! Key highlights had to be the show and the dinner in the Plough. One more long day tomorrow!
First museum of the day! It was a very hands on museum, children had a great time looking at the old toys, having a go on the rocking horses and seeing how toys have changed over the years. It definitely made the adults feel old!
The shop was rated highly by the pupils - jumbo sized bouncy balls were the biggest seller and candy canes. Two lost wallets, 1 lost bag and a lost camera in this museum... dont panic... the bouncy balls were safe! All items were recovered luckily. Sales of the hat worn by Mrs Matthews plummeted after paparazzi leaked the photo to the press ; )