At the end of last term the Humanities department took 58 Year 9 students to Yorkshire for a residential trip. After an unexpected snow shower on departure, students made their way to York where they walked around the historic walls of York and took in the incredible views of the city. Next, they visited the Railway Museum, allowing them to visualise some of the subjects they covered last year. On display at the museum was the first steam locomotive, The Rocket, as well as more modern trains such as the Eurostar and various bullet trains. At the end of the day, students wrapped up warm and headed out for a ghost tour around York, taking in sites such as the Shambles and learning about local ghost Mad Alice.
The second day of the trip took us to Eden Camp, a former prisoner of war camp during WW2. The camp provided students with a visual stimulus to help develop their understanding of various events such as The Blitz, Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain. From here students returned to the city to visit York Minster. After touring the interior of the minster and learning about both its history and current uses, students climbed to the top of the Central Tower, braving 275 steps up a narrow set of stairs to take in the views of York.
On our final day we headed to Flamingo Land, theme park and zoo. Students had a fantastic time touring the park and persuading teachers to go on the rides with them, the now traumatised Mr Parker has still not recovered from his experience on Cliff Hanger.
The students were a credit to the College and it was a great to see them back on a residential trip.