What a super group of children to take to Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge in Shropshire. That, along with great weather, made the whole residential a wonderful experience. We started off with rock studies, tying in with the Science curriculum, discovering that there is a rock which actually floats! Then off to look for fossils
at Much Wenlock; who knew there were so many just lying around?
Enginuity was great fun, making moving monsters with the use of pneumatics and the competition at the end was very tense. We were all amazed at the beauty and strength of the bridge at Ironbridge and spent a happy half hour sketching it with charcoal.
Our final day took us to the Victorian town of Blists Hill with so many activities from buying old fashioned sweets with old fashioned money, to seeing how candles were made and watching fires being stoked to work the lift down the pit shaft.
A rich and varied time, full of fun and education.