DAY 1 - Wednesday 16th May 2018
After a four-hour coach journey, we arrived at a cool and blustery Whitby. Once we'd had our lunch, we walked to Pannett Park where we had lots of fun playing on the swings, slides, climbing walls and other pirate-themed apparatus. After, we headed back to the Youth Hostel and tackled the famous 199 steps for the first time!
After a filling tea, we walked back down the 199 steps to the beach and made the most of the final bit of sunshine of the day. We had a great time playing on the beach and building sandcastles.
We've had a great time so far and all of the children are excited for the next few days of adventures to come!
Day 2 - Thursday
After a hearty breakfast at the hostel, we spent the morning taking part in Viking activities. We had to use our Stonebow Powers of Co-operation and Perseverance to complete the ‘Viking long ship’ activity which involved putting together a wooden long ship without being given the instructions! We were all great at this activity and would have made great Vikings!
We also had an interactive ‘Viking weapons talk’ by an experienced weapon handler who told us all about the different weapons that the Vikings used in battle. We found out lots of fascinating facts and even had the opportunity to handle some of the weapons!
After lunch, we walked down the 199 steps into the town to buy an ice-cream, followed by an afternoon spent on the beach and souvenir shopping. During this activity we discovered our prehistoric past by hunting for fossils and shells. We also learnt about the changing tides and how it affects the beaches.
In our final evening in Whitby, we had a disco and talent show, where some of us showcased our wonderful talents! Well done to Amelie Baker, Isla Fitzpatrick and Anabelle Cook who were worthy winners of the contest
Day 3 - Friday
On our final morning in Whitby, we went to Whitby Abbey where we saw the remains of the 7th century monastery. We had a great time in the sunshine exploring the ruins and we learnt lots of fascinating information about the history of the abbey.
Please enjoy the photos which show how much fun we had in Whitby