Year 6 have been delving into Victorian history on their first day on the Isle of Wight.
An extremely early start for some, the coach left Lee-on-the-Solent at 7:30am and hit a lot of traffic on the way to Portsmouth, where we were just in time to board the ferry.
A lot of our adventurers were excited to make the crossing because they’d never been on a boat before. A few were even lucky enough to try their hand at steering the ferry with the captain’s hat (including Mr Seymour)!
A short while after arriving on the island, we arrived at our first stop – the holiday home of Queen Victoria’s royal family, Osborne House.
In three separate groups we managed to explore the grand house, the terraces, the walled gardens, the Swiss Cottage and the royal children’s home-made museum. Everyone (even the adults) were amazed at how big the Swiss Cottage was, considering it was supposed to be a back garden playhouse for the children!
Since arriving at Kingswood, challenge number one was to make their own beds – the boys particularly struggled with this! Girls 1-0 Boys. Again, Mr Seymour arrived to help with Mrs Murphy on hand to assist him!
After dinner, we made our way to the evening activities, including ‘Scrapheap Challenge’ in which they are attempting to sail their cardboard boats…