Northumberland Residential 2021
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We can’t wait to share this experience with you.
A huge thank you to Mrs Jenkinson, Mr Lindley and Mrs Barlow for making our week in Northumberland an amazing experience for our children.
Our final destination
We’ve had a quick pit stop at the Sage in Gateshead and learnt lots of interesting facts about the Millennium Bridge.
We’re coming home!!!
Get ready for the peace to be shattered. We are all excited to be coming home to our loved ones. We have had a wonderful week. The children have been great and it has been a pleasure to spend time with them.
Grace Darling Museum
After listening to the story of Grace Darling we have visited the museum all about her life. We watched a film of the rescue and gained a greater insight into the interior of the lighthouse. We even learnt how to light the lamp of the lighthouse.
Our final morning
On our final morning the children spent time sketching Bamburgh Castle and reflecting on the amazing week they have had.
St Mary’s Church – Lindisfarne
Today we explored the beautiful St Mary’s Church on Holy Island. The children enjoyed hearing stories about St. Cuthbert and how he was carried by the monks for seven years before arriving in his final resting place in Durham.
Riley dressing up!
Within our hotel there are lots of props the children have been eager to explore.
Gymnastics on the Green
The boys decided to show of their gymnastic skills this afternoon. I think we have some budding olympians here.
It’s our last night in Bamburgh and the children were treated to the bedtime story of Grace Darling by Mrs Cook.
As our week draws to an end we have spent time reflecting on our friendships and how we have cherished this special time together. I’m sure the memories will last for a very long time.
We travelled to Lindisfarne, also known as the Holy Island, by coach, when the road was revealed by the tide. We spent time exploring the priory and learning about St Cuthbert before enjoying some calming, mindfulness sketching. Next we spent time searching the beach for St Cuthberts beads – fossilised sections of sea lily stems.…
GPS on tour!
As our time in Northumberland comes to an end the children collaborated to create an installation representing our school.
Saving the best til last
This evening we had a lovely evening meal of fish and chips.
Cat and Mouse on The Green
After a busy day the children still had energy to burn off!!!
St Cuthbert’s beads
We spent time on the beach looking for St Cuthbert’s beads and had the opportunity to look at St Cuthbert’s Isle where he spent many years living as a hermit.
After crossing the causeway we spent time in the priory reliving the life of St Cuthbert . We tried to imagine how his life would be different from ours.
It’s s a windy morning here in Lindisfarne. We have looked at the beautiful architecture and imagined what life would have been like for it’s inhabitants many many years ago.
We have lots of tired faces this morning as the children had to be woken up. However they are also excited to learn more about St Cuthbert and look for his beads.
Winner winner chicken dinner
After our busy day today we arrived back to beautiful chicken dinner. This was followed by scrumptious apple crumble and custard. Our tummies are full ready for our evening activities.
And they’re in!!!!
Before we started our sandcastles the children were desperate for a dip!
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!
This afternoon we’ve had a fabulous time on the beach working in groups to build sandcastles representing the features of a castle. The children used excellent learning skills to replicate some wonderful castles. As the weather was so nice we even had time for a cheeky ‘paddle’. We are now showering ready for tea and…
We had a fantastic morning exploring Bamburgh Castle and learning about it’s history. Our favourite room was the armory, especially when we found out all the weapons had been used in battle because blood and tissue samples had been recovered from them! We also spent time enjoying the stunning views from the castle walls and…
Travelling back through time
This morning we have had an interesting time looking inside Bamburgh Castle and thinking about how life was in the past. The children weren’t too keen on the dungeons but were fascinated by the real weapons that had been used.
We have spent this morning in Bamburgh Castle. Unfortunately the communication methods used 12,000 years ago do not interface with our phone signal!!! We will upload lots of pictures as soon as we can 😁
Amazing rock pool art work
This evening we have reflected on what we saw earlier. The children used their artistic skills to recreate a rock pool before writing about what they caught this morning.
Messages from home
The children enjoyed hearing the messages from home. Please keep them coming.
After tea we spent some time reflecting on what delights we saw within the rockpools in Seahouses. Seaweed to starfish, crabs to cowrie shells and many many more were added into the wonderful artwork.
Farne Island and St Cuthbert’s Chapel
St Cuthbert spent eight years on Inner Farne. He moved there to live the life of a hermit, but several others followed!! Today we followed in his footsteps and were lucky enough to have a guided tour around the island by Adam and Connor from the National Trust. We saw the recently departed puffin nests…
Ready for tea!
After a quick shower we were ready to demolish our tea. Bamburgh bangers and mash was on the menu tonight and it lasted approximately 5 minutes!!!
We had an amazing boat ride around the islands this afternoon and were lucky enough to see lots of seals enjoying the sunshine! We then visited the Inner Farne Island and learned all about puffins!
Boat trip fun
This afternoon we’ve had a great time on a boat trip around the Farne Islands, landing on Inner Farne. We managed to spot lots of seals and numerous species of sea bird. Did you know a gannets wing span can be up to 6 feet wide? The guides on Inner Warne were wonderful telling us…
In Seahouses today we took a moment to look at art in nature.
Rockpooling in Bamburgh
We have had a fantastic morning searching the rock pools in Bamburgh. We have carefully caught and identified many different types of creature before returning them to their natural homes. We have all felt calm and relaxed being around nature and are now ready for dinner and our boat ride this afternoon…
Can you guess what we saw????
This morning we had a wonderful time looking for creatures in the rock pools. We looked carefully to appreciate the shapes and colours in nature. The loudest shout of the day went to Mrs Jenkinson who caught a starfish. We all scaled a 5 after this wonderful time experience.
We are excited to be off rockpooling in the beautiful sunshine.
Good morning world!
We’ve all had a good sleep and are refreshed for our day. We are just filling our tummies ready for another busy day.
Keeping in touch with distant friends.
Unfortunately Sophie was unable to join us but we stayed in touch to chat about our first day.
This evening we reflected on our day and wrote our postcards home. We then finished our day with a walk to the post box. Keep your eyes peeled for some special deliveries 👀
After a busy first day Mrs Cook introduced the children to journaling to allow them time for reflection and mindfulness.
We’ve had a fantastic day in Beamish, starting with a tram ride, before visiting the bank, drapery, hardware store, pit houses and school. We had fun hoop rolling in the schoolyard before leaving for the next leg of our journey.
The children were definitely ready for their tea tonight and it was consumed in approximately 5 minutes. We are now waiting patiently for our ice cream.
Unpacking with our friends
The announcements of the rooms was greated with lots of cheers from the happy children. We walked 11,500 steps so far today so we are ready for our tea at 6pm. Look at these happy faces.
After lunch we visited Beamish School. The children learned how play with a boola before their walk back to the coach. A lovely suprise was listening to some beautiful singers in the sunshine.
We have enjoyed the afternoon walking around town and visiting various shops and businesses. The children reflected on how different thing were in the past to now. Joseph found the dentist verrrrrrry scary!
The children enjoyed looking around the old bank and making comparisons with banks of today. They even went down into the vault and saw Mr R O Dent!!!!
We’ve arrived at Beamish
Following a great journey we’ve arrived at Beamish. The sun is shining and we are enjoying seeing what life was like in the past. We’ve even enjoyed a picnic in the sun.
Are we there yet?????
If we’ve heard it once we’ve heard it 100 times!!!
And we’re off!
The children are all on the coach and excited for the week ahead. Staff need earplugs!!!!
Preparation is now complete and hopefully all cases are packed. The weather forecast is looking good for the week so all there is to do now is get a good nights sleep ready for the morning. Sweet dreams everyone!
35 thoughts on “Northumberland 2021”
Hope you all have a fantastic time. Enjoy yourselves. Take lots of pictures and we will see you all on Friday. Xx
Have a fantastic trip everyone!
I can’t wait for pictures and updates.
Love and miss you Kate xxx
Hope you all have a lovely time. Can’t wait to see more pictures . Love you and missing you already Hannah x enjoy yourself xx
Hope u all have a lovely time. Looking forward to seeing all the pictures miss u already Kai xxx
Hope you all have the best time Jake!
Make lots of memories with everyone and have plenty of laughs together. Looking forward to seeing the pictures throughout the week.
Bella is missing you but we’ve bought her a new ball so she’s happy!
Love you lots, Mum & Dad xx
Some Fab photos! Done so much already!! Hope you’ve had a lovely day Mollie! Lots of love Mum, Dad, Lucie and Kennie! Xxxx
Hope your all having a lovely time cant wait to see more pictures . Missing you already Lexie we love you xx
Have an amazing experience over there 😍waiting for loads of photos 🤗
Sounds like you’re enjoying yourselves on your first day! Hope you enjoy rest of week.
Love and miss you selina and enjoy. Xx
Have a lovely time Riley, can’t wait to see all the pics of what you’re upto. Missing you but I know you will be having the best time with your mates son. Love us all xxxx
Looks like you are all having a lovely time ,looking forward to seeing more photos ,have a great time Megan ,love and miss you already ❤️Xxxxxxxxx
Hope you all are having a brilliant time.
You look like you are enjoying yourself Callum told you it would be fun! Loving the pictures and can’t wait to see more! Izzy and Jax are ok. We all love you so much and missing you ❤🤍 xxxxxxxx
Sounds like a brilliant first day. Enjoy yourselves. Miss you. Xxxxxx
Hope you have all had a brilliant day.
Try not to stay up until midnight George.
Love you lots mum and dad
Benjamin said he wants to wait while you get back to go bowling. X
Hope you are having a great time
Dylan 😀 Benjamin has said he’s missing you (a bit) already!!! Have fun. Can’t wait to see more pictures xxxxx
Looks like your having lovely time ..glad you all got there safe and sound . Tell Ellie missing her already ..have fun xx
Great photos, looks like your all having a fab time…miss you like crazy already Kayla. Ciara keeps looking for you🤣 have lots of fun making memories, love you loads ❤xxxx
Hope your having a great time so far we love you loads also izzy says hi
Hi Sophia, hope you’re having a good time 👍 I’m still very jealous that you’ve been to Beamish…. 😉 xx
Hope ya having a good time Callum love ya mate Nan & grandad x
Hope you’re have a blast,missing you already Nathan. From Dad,Mum,Cyrus and Adesuwa
Hope you’re having a great time Nathan! We miss you already. xx
From, Dad,Mum,Cyrus and Adesuwa.
Good morning Hannah. I hope you had a good nights sleep. Love you and missing you loads. Love from mum and dad xxxx
Good morning Ellie hope you has a good sleep..enjoy yourself love and missing you ..have a lovely day xx
Hope you having amazing time Ellie..love n miss you loads xx
Hope you all have a lovely time. Can’t wait to see more pictures . Love you and missing you already alan enjoy yourself xx
Good morning Nathan, hope you had a good sleep. We love and missing you loads. xx
From Dad, Mom, Cyrus and Adesuwa
Good morning Aston, hope you having fun. Enjoy every bit.
From Nathan’s mom
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Good morning Aston! I hope you slept well. Have a fun filled day and stay safe! We love you and miss you! Xx
Just received our post card Dylan. Lovely to hear about Beamish and that you had slag Bol for tea!
Miss you love mum, Dad, Benjamin and Wills xxxx
Hi Ellie hope you are ok ..enjoy yourself ..missing u xx
Recieved our post card today Nathan. Good to know you having a lovely time. We love and we missing you. Enjoy every bit.xx
From Dad, Mom, Cyrus and Adesuwa
Thank you for our postcard Holly, it looks like your having so much fun. Carry on enjoying yourself and i will see you soon. Love you the most. Mummy
Hi Joe, thank you do much for your post card. We have been looking at the photos of all the nice places you have been. We cannot believe you have eaten a chicken dinner, I hope this is your new favourite meal. See you Friday. Love mum, Dad and Billy xxx
Hi Ellie hope you are ok ..seen your photos looks so much fun ..missing u .can’t wait to see you tomorrow ..love you xx