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“Today we went on our coach to the boat dock and gor a boat to an island. On the island we went into a Murano glass factory and shop. We watched a bowl and a horse being made. It only took a minute. Afterwards we had some free time and looked around. The only bad thing that happened was that we lost Mrs Richardson, she had walked off and not come back. After that we got back on our boat and went to Venice. We went to St Mark’s Square and then we walked to Campo San Stefano and got some ice-cream (I got pizza). We cam to a bridge the Acaademia bridge, there were lots of paddlocks locked to it with comments on left by lovers who wanted to keep their love safe and true. Later that day we went to the beach for a while and went back to our hotel for tea – it was pizza.”
We visited Aqualand for the day, the biggest water park in Italy. Highlights of the day were the awesome flumes, the terrifying wave machine and being attacked by pirates. There were also lots of shows to see and plenty of rays to soak up. We have seen Aztec basketball stunt men, an amazing dancing parrot, Peter Pan diving of the high board and some bungee jumpers. Not too bad on the sun burn side of things, we were pretty careful. Tired now but still ready for the delights of Jesolo by night.
“Today we went to Aqualandia. We walked there with much complaining. The slides were amazing, we’re pretty sure most of the slides would be banned in the UK. One of the slides was pretty much vertical. When we were sat waiting to leave the water park, after 8 hours of fun, we got attacked by a mob of pirates. The pirates were holding long swords at us. Emily found this extremely scary. However too much fun in the sun leads to sun burn and Emily won the prize for that. We are all tired by having a great time.”
Emily B, Nathan B, Courtney S, Adele K, Amy H, Ryan H, Adam S.
“Today we went to Aqualandia, I had a great time by going in the wave pool and going on the rides. My favourite thing was the wave pool because the waves were massive.”
“Today we went to Aqualandia and it was amazing! Gemma and I went on the Crazy River 9 times and got stuck on the 8th go. We also went on the Toboggans 8 times.” Caitlin
“I had a really good day today! Swimming was amazing. I enjoyed it so much. My favourite part of the day was going down one of the water slides. We are all very sunburnt but that didn’t stop us having a great time.”
Ruby, Lucy, Jess, Chloe, Becca, Alice, Julia
Today was our trip to Venice itself. Here are some of the diaries:
“I had a cold meat sandwich from a vintage sandwich shop on the canal of Venice. I bought an oil painting of Venice for my dad and a boat in a bottle for my brother. Today we also saw some very nice houses, the houses in Italy are beautiful. We are travelling by boat very often which is very relaxing and different to England. The hotel food is delicious and serves every taste.”
“Today we went to Venice and St Mark’s Square which had very beautiful buildings. Then we went to the Doges Palace which was really interesting.”
“I have had a good experience so far. I have learnt a lot about Italy and I’m getting better at learning my Italian language. This trip has had mostly ups but I have had some downs by standing on my roommate’s straightners and the next day getting stung by a jelly fish. I can’t wait for what‘s coming next, I’m looking forward to it.”
“Today we went to Venice on the boat and in Venice we had pasta for dinner and we went to St Mark’s square and took photos of the tower. After that we went to the beach which is full of people trying to sell you sunglasses and bracelets.”
“Today we went into Venice. We went on the boat which was great. In Venice we went into the Doge’s Palace, which was filled with amazing art work and where I learnt about exciting parts of Venetian history.”
In the evening, at supper, we celebrated Ryan Hogg’s birthday, the hotel staff brought him out a huge birthday cake, we all sang loudly and the cake was delicious.
"Firstly we got up in the morning and went down to a breakfast of cereal, yoghurt, bread, jam, meats and cheeses. Then we caught the 9 o’clock coach to the harbour and a launch to the islands of the Venice lagoon. It was very sunny and hot. The first island we visited was Torcello where we visited a 1000 year old church. Then we sailed to Burano for lunch. Burano was very pretty with colourful houses and lots of shops selling lace. We were allowed to go off by ourselves and we went to a restaurant and sat outside in the sun eating pizza. Next we went back to the beach near our hotel to have some fun in the afternoon. Finally we had tea at the hotel and then went out into town for some shopping and more ice-cream! Tomorrow we are going to Venice but for now, bed as we are very tired! Good night.
By Katy Snaith, Molly Dargue, Sally and Ellis Braithwaite.
Got here safe and sound. Everyone on the plane with us wanted to know exactly which hotel the 43 English children were staying in! Had a huge feast on our first night of pasta, chicken and chips. Very warm at 28 degrees at night. Looking forward to tomorrow.
This morning we woke up to another sunny, hot day! We were all really excited for the day, as we were going to the aquarium! After we had breakfast we got ready and packed our bags to go off to the aquarium. When everyone was ready we began to walk in the city centre of La Rochelle. At the Aquarium we saw lots of really awesome sea creatures like the bull shark which we called Larkin J. There were other huge sharks which were extremely interesting. The sharks’ teeth looked so sharp and pointy. We saw lots of different coloured fish, which were in interesting shapes and sizes. Some fish had pointy, spikes on the body, there was some that were absolutely massive and some that were completely tiny. There were fishes that had weird patterns on, with lots of bright, fancy colours. Some were interested by the blue spotty stingrays and there strange patterns. Many other people were curious to look at the Jellyfishes and how some of them were transparent. After the aquarium we strolled in to the heart of La Rochelle, the market place. The market was not that busy but it was a very beautiful place and was beautifully set out. There were a number of shops which we could go in and they were all cool and full of presents to send home, also the food was amazing! We had had rice and chicken and fruit for pud.
Amelia, Holly, Abby and Samantha.
Today we got on the bus and went to Cognac and we got on a boat and sailed around the lake to a place where they make Henessy brandy and they gave us a tour as well as showing us how to make the brandy. At the end of the tour the teaches where allowed to taste he brandy but (unfoutuntly) we had to have grape juice instead with was actually all right! The brandy was very expensive. We all tried to find our dates of birth on the brandy barrels, as each barrel had a year written on it. The teachers took us to an amazing beach that was great fun. There were amazingly big waves that everyone jumped over. The sand was boiling hot on our feet. We had a contest to see who could dig the biggest hole in the sand but they all ended up getting washed away by the water. We chilled and sunbathed on the beach as our clothes dried. We got the bus back to the youth hostel the journey took an hour and 30 minutes. When we got back we had our tea straight away as it was almost 7. After tea we came back and wrote our diaries until it was time for bed. It was a very fun day today.
Paige, Caitlin, Mille and Gabrielle
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La Rochelle Day 1
Hi there! we have experienced our first day at La Rochelle and we are going to tell you about our time! After waking up at 7oclock and rushing to get ready we went for breakfast in the food hall! We had everything from French delights to the basics!
Morning: We strolled into the French old town and came across some amazing views! We saw expensive boats parked along the stunning harbour which led to beautiful sights of old castles and artistic statues, whilst doing this we learnt about them and their history!
By Megan, Charlotte and Ellie
Afternoon: We enjoyed a delicious lunch under the trees at the youth hostel soaking up the rays of the scorching sun! We then made our way down to the local beach and had a fun afternoon of swimming, sun-bathing and running around! When we finished at the beach we each bought an ice-cream to enjoy on our walk back to hostel ready for tea! We are excited for what day 2 of La Rochelle has to offer and to soak up some more sun!
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La Rochelle Day 3
We were woken up at 7:30am as we had to get to breakfast at 8:00am however most of us were tired. But we still managed to get there on time. For breakfast we had the choice of cereals, toast, bread rolls, hot chocolate, water and orange juice. After breakfast we went back to our rooms to get our things ready for the upcoming trip. We went to the island of Il Da Re and used worksheets to complete a factual task and then a market task when we reached there. We then had lunch and made our way to the lighthouse. We learnt a bit about the fishing history and then headed on the coach to the beach. We splashed about in the sea before piling back onto the coach to drive back to the hostel. When we arrived we ate tea and then spent our free time playing big football matches.
Written by David King and Lee Scott videos by Will Holme photos by John Mc’carthy.
Last week the Creative Arts faculty staged a production of 'The 39 Steps' to great acclaim. The fusion of art, dance, drama and music was enjoyed by bustling audiences on two nights. The pre-war experience was added to by students in full costume and character offering refreshments, taking tickets and ushering the audience to their seats. Well done!
To see a slideshow of photos from the show, please click on the image below:
On the Year 12 Leeds trip they will be staying at: Whettan House, Charles Morris Court, University of Leeds. The contact number for the University is 0113 3433683. Mr Dawson's number is 07530355279 and his email address is email@example.com.
There are two highly attractive pre-season friendlies coming up at Penrith Football Club. The first is on Friday 5th July with the kick off at 7pm against Carlisle United. The second is on Saturday 6th of July against Blackpool with kick off at 3pm. Blackpool are managed by Paul Ince.
There is free admttance to both games for u16s with £5 tickets for adults and £3 for senior citizens.
Tickets still available! Tickets for tonight's performance of 'The 39 Steps' will be available on the door. For Thursday night's performance tickets can be bought in reception or from the LRC during Wednesday lunchtime.