Ford Castle Year 4 Residential

2018 will mark the 10th Annual Year 4 residential at St Michael's.  We are so pleased to be able to take our children to Ford Castle in North Northumberland for a special trip which, for many, is one of the highlights of their time with us, which they continue to talk about for many years to come. 

After months of planning and preparation we will set off on Wednesday 28th February and stay for 3 days.  The chidlren will be excitied to learn the colours of the hoodies for this year which are paid for by kind donations from the 'Friends' as well as the children's own fundraising. The children we wearing their new blue hoodies - which have become synonymous with the visit.  

We hope to arrive early and meet with castle staff who always welcome us so warmly and help us move into our dormitories.  It is an amazing experience to stay in a real castle!  We enjoy all of the activities on offer including visiting the village to complete the photo-trail, learning the skills of archery and fencing, zipping along a wire 50m over a stream, soling problems together and climbing up a wooden pole.  We will eat well, laugh lots and we just enjoy a very happy time together.  Night times are especially fun including games in the dark.  We are also planning on an afternoon with Jim who will take us for a long walk in the countryside - about which he knows so much!

 We will be sharing the highlights of the visit with all of the parents and creating the ever-popular display of memories to share in school.  The Year 3 children will be looking on longingly until it is their chance to take part in this memorable experience. Don't worry - we have already booked our slot!

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