Key Stage 1 Enjoy First Trips of the School Year!
They've been a loooong time coming (fourteen months to be exact...!), but this week we were finally, FINALLY able to hop on a coach and venture out of Bosbury for our long-awaited first school trips of the 2020/21 academic year!
Class 2 had the honour of being the very first group of Bosbury School children to board a bus since the Class 3 trip to Cadbury's World at the start of February last year (at least that's what we think it was - it's been so long!), and these expert minibeast hunters had a lovely time at Bishops Wood just south of Kidderminster with Mr. Thompson, Miss Cooke and Mrs. Swain. The highly changeable and very un-May-like weather we have been experiencing recently just about held out, and the class even managed to find a rare great crested newt! What a great find!
Also managing to just about dodge the majority of sharp showers around at the moment were Class 1, who rounded off a superb inaugural week of school outings with a visit to neighbouring jolly old Ledbury with Mrs. Thompson and Miss Christie.
First stop was one of the town's most iconic buildings, the 13th century Anglo-Saxon St. Michaels and All Angels Parish Church, where the class posed underneath what is now undoubtedly its most prized possession, a painting of The Last Supper which, earlier this year, was discovered to be a work by the Venetian Renaissance artist Titian, dramatically increasing its value!
The class then visited the nearby Ledbury Heritage Centre down the famous cobbled street of Church Lane to find out about other well-known historical black and white timber buildings in town such as the Market House, Ledbury Park and the Butcher's Row House Museum...
... before a quick stop for a few refreshments at The Malthouse next door was followed by the children letting off some steam after all that intense local history with playtime on the recreation ground! While that famous red igloo isn't quite as old as some of the buildings shown above, it's still been there a fair few years - even Mr. Ponter can remember climbing on it circa 1990!
Well done to all of our Key Stage 1 superstars on such exemplary behaviour during our first trips of the school year! Articles all about Key Stage 2's adventures this week in the Forest of Dean, up the Black Mountains and visiting the Cotswold Wildlife Park will be coming very soon, but for now, photo galleries of all five first Bosbury trips of 2020/21 can be found HERE.
We've LOVED having our school trips back at Bosbury!