Just before half term our Year 7 pupils had a fantastic time on the Isle of Wight getting to know each other. Two of our pupils – Isabel Hammond (7Otter) and Arrela Dominguez (7Otter) put together this report ….
“Our trip to the Isle of Wight was full of unexpected surprises and a whole lot of fun. Our means of transport were very exciting. Firstly, we went on a long coach ride to Portsmouth Harbour, where a massive hovercraft was waiting to fly across the water to the Isle of Wight. We sped across the ocean blue to a bowling arena and a laser quest place. We were then split into two groups; one went to go laser questing first, the other went bowling. We had a very enjoyable time. After our merry making was done at the arena, we headed for the coaches once more to go to a place of acting, singing and a whole lot of fun; the Shanklin Theatre! There we sang and danced to our hearts content. We learned about how the theatre worked behind the scenes and the duration of how long certain things took to create for instance, the light show. After that, we went to the place where we would be staying for three days. Westbrook Mansion! It was a very nice and cosy Victorian mansion with a very welcoming manager. The girls were staying downstairs while the boys were staying upstairs. We had our dinner: sausages and vegetables. It was delicious. We played a short game of human table football and watched one half of Johnny English Reborn. Our rooms were very welcoming and we had a very good night’s sleep. Well, some of us anyway. We woke up refreshed and ready for the day.
"In the morning we had breakfast (a cooked breakfast, cereal and toast). This got us ready for the day up ahead. Firstly, we did outdoor laser quest. It was annoying because, unfortunately, Otter didn’t break through victorious. After that, we all went to East Dean and learnt to survive in the wild. We were taught to make fires and build mini shelters. After our long day, we had our evening meal and then went swimming, before watching the second part of Johnny English.
"On our final day we had breakfast of croissants or pain au chocolat, toast and cereal. We packed our bags and loaded them on the coach with our fingers crossed that we didn’t forget anything. We had a long coach ride to Monkey Haven and saw many cute animals (which unfortunately we cannot remember the names of) . We went to the gift shop and had a look around and purchased a few things, before having lunch and getting ready to leave for the long journey home. We arrived at the hover after a long ride on the coaches, and sped across the sea to Portsmouth Harbour, before arriving at our beloved school: Bishop Luffa."