Our Year 5 King’s Ely Junior pupils had a fabulous time learning, playing, building friendships, and making memories on their residential trip to Shropshire!

Sixty students and six staff members spent three days exploring the beautiful surroundings of Ironbridge during the week before half term – and they even had lovely sunshine.

A highlight of day one was visiting Blists Hill Victorian Town and its charming shops and businesses; enabling the children to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Victorian life.

Day two saw pupils exploring ‘Enginuity’. Here, their STEM and creative skills were unleashed, as they worked in small teams to construct and race buggies – a far cry from the Victorian vehicles and steam power they experienced on the previous day!

Day three involved games of ‘Poohsticks’ from the top of the Iron Bridge, and a shady stroll along the old clay line to Jackfield Tile Museum. A further workshop, the outcomes from which will be revealed at King’s Ely Junior’s fast-approaching Summer Celebration event, rounded off a fantastic trip.

Kudos to the children for their admirable energy, enthusiasm, and behaviour, especially given the fact that, for many of them, this was the longest time away from home and their families!

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