Our first day.

Yesterday we walked to the castle through the forest after being met by our group leaders; Danny and Rachel. We enjoyed lunch and then began our activities of; Zip wire, Archery, the Obstacle course, Caving and Crate challenge.
Our thanks must go to staff who joined up after tea. Mr Brooksby is brilliant at pot holing in a suit! Definitely a first here. Mr Crossley and Mr Gallagher both enjoyed themselves in the caving.Mrs Moss was the perfect partner for the crate challenge.
All of the girls have enjoyed their first night here and have slept well. This is also true for the boys.
Mr Simpson is coming today to join in with the Dungeon of Doom and climbing. We hope that he is feeling brave!

Hope you enjoy these photos.


We will try to write again soon.
Thank you for all your messages of support.

Robinwood 2015

dobroydcastle_2Monday, 14th September 2015 – Year 6 children will be enjoying their visit to Robinwood this week. I have just dropped them off at Dobroyd Castle, their first adventure is to trek up the hill to the castle with their group leaders Rachel and Danny.

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Mr Alsop and Mrs Larner will be posting more pictures soon, please login and leave your comments. Thank you, Mr Tipton

 

Walking, walking and more walking…

Hola Amigos!

This is going to be the last update on the blog as the next time you hear from us, we will be back in England! We have a very early wake up call in the morning and have to be on our first train of the day by half past 8! Today we have spent the day seeing the sights that Barcelona has to offer and there are a few pictures below which will show you some of what we have been up to.

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As you can tell from the title, Team Spain have done a lot of walking today. The children have walked the length and breadth of Barcelona taking in all the sights. The team were thankful for the rest of the sightseeing tour bus which took us around a lot of the city. Everyone will be aching tomorrow!
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What a great place for a photo opportunity! The children are in the nearby harbour looking great in their tour uniforms provided by Fell Promotions.
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Joshua, Lee and Billy couldn’t help themselves in eyeing up the boats and deciding which one they wanted to bring back home with them. Unfortunately we don’t think they will fit in the suitcase.
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The first iconic place that Team Spain reached was the busy high street known as Las Ramblas. The street was bustling with people, stalls and artists which some of the children are pointing at in the picture above. The children couldn’t wait to see what the high street had in store for them as they walked on.
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It was very warm on the walk along Las Ramblas so water bottles were topped up and sun cream applied. Next stop, the indoor market!
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The children were thankful of the chance to rest their legs on the sightseeing tour bus. Codie was over the moon to have her picture taken next to the actual bus that the Barcelona football team used for the victory parade! What a great memory!
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Next it was onto the bus where the children ate their lunch and listened to the audio tour guide while taking in the sights. It wasn’t long before we reached the Olympic Stadium.
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All around the museum were different mementos from different sports men and women. We are sure a lot of you will recognise the name in the picture above.
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Of course there was a lot of interest in the football part of the museum with Joshua and Codie spotting a Barcelona football shirt. Lee, Tamara and Ruby had great fun in the interactive part of the museum with them desperately trying to beat Usain Bolts 100m sprint time. Billy showed off his climbing skills and scaled to the top of the climbing wall. Great fun was had by all.
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Team Spain were given special access to the Olympic Stadium with them having their own tour guide and getting to sit in the stands of the 65,00 seater stadium. Of course, there were plenty more chances to having their photos taken.
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After a short walk and with the escalators being used by some of the Ling Bob Trekkers, Team Spain managed to make their way down past the Magic Fountain and to the Bullring for  a spot of souvenir shopping.
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Some of the children spotted the Official Barcelona Club Shop where they posed for photos with Lionel Messi’s shirt and bought some gifts. Afterwards, it was time for the final meal of the trip.
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Team Spain tucked into a lovely meal of pasta and pizza. Billy even became a fan of prawns after trying some of Mr Gallagher’s pizza. After the meal Team Spain went on one last bus journey before a short walk back to the hotel. It wasn’t quite time for bed as bags had to be packed ready for the journey home tomorrow; the boys room especially was like a bomb had gone off!

So that is it for Team Spain 2015! Everyone has gone to bed ready for the early alarm call and the journey back home. The next time you hear from us we will have returned back at school. Adios Amigos from Senora Brennan, Senora Rowntree, Senor Gallagher, Lee, Joshua, Billy, Ruby, Codie and Tamara!

School Adventures…

Hola Amigos!

First of all, a big big thank you to everyone who has managed to contribute to the Team Spain Blog, children, teachers and adults at home. We have really appreciated the questions and we will look to give you the answers in an assembly in the future and for the parents we will have it recorded and put on the school website for you to see. The children here have loved reading your messages and cannot wait to tell you all about their adventures once they return home tomorrow. Below are just a few pictures of Team Spain’s visit to the school and a second update will follow telling you all about the adventures of the sight seeing day. We hope you enjoy!

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The day started with an early train ride from Castello station. The children did very well at being organised with their belongings and getting on and off the busy trains.

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Eventually we arrived at Burriana station where we were met by Senora Rowntree’s son, Tim, who organised our transport to the school. Team Spain would like to thank Tim for all the hard work and effort he put into organising what was a fantastic day and experience for everyone involved.

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Here are the children standing proud outside of the station with their tour rucksacks which the children have used to carry their activity booklets and other belongings. A big thank you to Fell Promotions for supplying us with those.

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After a lot of travelling we finally arrived at the school and we were greeted by a lot of the staff and our tour guides for the day, six children from the Year 4 class. The Spanish children introduced themselves and Team Spain had a greeting prepared which they said perfectly!

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On the tour around the school, the Spanish children stopped at various points to tell us all about the school; they spoke in English and Spanish! Team Spain couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw how big the school is.
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Team Spain were stunned to find a huge garden in the centre of the school buildings. The Spanish children explained that the area was used a lot for a variety of different lessons. It even had a fountain!
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If the garden wasn’t a big enough shock, the children were shown into the church which is attached to the school building. The children were shown around by one of the monks who works at the school; the monks use to be the ones who ran the school but now the teachers have invested in the school and run it with support from them. The church is still used at for celebrations like Easter and Christmas.
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After the grand tour, the children were invited into the class which our six tour guides are a part of. Our children did a short presentation which shared with the Spanish children all about themselves. They were praised for their loud clear voices and excellent pronunciation. All of the children in the class then introduced themselves; there was a lot of names to remember!
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Then it was onto Skype! We managed to make contact with Mr Crossley’s and Mr Gallagher’s class back at school. Team Spain loved the chance to see some familiar faces and the Spanish children enjoyed seeing children from another school. Unfortunately we couldn’t hear the children back at school but Mr Gallagher can reassure readers that Mr Crossley will have better training next time!
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Afterwards the children went out onto the playground to watch the big school festival. Each class performed a different dance on a huge stage watched by staff and parents; just like our class assemblies. After it had finished, our children had a photo opportunity on the stage. The audience were disappointed that music ended before Team Spain had the chance to show off their dance moves!
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In the picture you can see the head teacher of the Spanish school receiving presents from our school. A big thank you to Mrs Talbot in the office for the wall hanging that you can see in the picture which had a lovely message on it from Ling Bob school.
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The head teacher couldn’t believe how many presents she was receiving with the final one being the Yorkshire flag signed by all the children in Year 3/4. A big well done to all those children and an even bigger thank you from the Spanish school for all their gifts!
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The day with the Spanish children ended with a trip down to the local beach. Team Spain had the opportunity to  go into the sea, which Lee, Joshua and Billy particularly enjoyed; thankfully they dried off very quickly.

So there you have it, a quick snapshot of day 2 of Team Spain’s trip to Barcelona. The next update will be up very shortly!

Adios Amigos!

Good morning from Class 4

Hi  everyone

It looks like you are having a fabulous time. The ice-creams looked delicious. What flavour were they?  Yesterday when you were in school, did you understand what everyone was saying to you? Did you take part in any lesson’s?  You went to Barcelona last night – what time did you go to bed?

We can see the weather is wonderful. Hope you have a super day today. We wish we were there too. See you soon.

love Class 4

 

Ling Bob Trekkers!

Hola Amigos!!

After an exhausting but fabulous day yesterday, we are currently sat in the dining area tucking into a lovely breakfast! We have lost count how many pancakes Joshua has eaten; Tamara even managed try some of the tortilla!

The children had a wonderful time at the school with them being treated like celebrities; the school was very welcoming with the boys and girls loving the chance to put their Spanish speaking skills to some use with their new friends. Cody managed to join in a game of football and Lee and Ruby thoroughly enjoyed the treasure hunt around the massive school building.

There will be more to follow, including pictures of the day at the school later on but for now, we are heading out into the glorious sunshine on our sight seeing day.

Adios from Team Spain!!

Day 1 in Spain

Buenos dias a todos!

We’ve arrived safely. Our flight was on time and we even got to go in the cockpit after we landed where  we met the Captain. Jet2 looked after us very well, even reserving a place for us on the airport bus! We picked up our luggage and set off for the Metro. Everything went to plan and we were soon heading off on the train to Castellon.

We followed the coast down passing through Tarragona, Salou and Benacassim. The children didn’t see all the lovely views because they were busy taking a little siesta after their 5 a.m start!

Once we arrived, our hotel was just a 5 minute walk away. We checked in, had a quick freshen up and went out to do some sight seeing. We saw some mosaics in the park and many sculptures including a bull and a lady shopping.

We treated ourselves to some ice-creams before finding a lovely restaurant for our evening meal.

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Team Spain 2015 in flight

In Assembly this morning, Mr Brooksby shared some live tracking of the flight to Barcelona. Whilst ‘Team Spain’ were just entering flying over France, Ling Bob were in Assembly. The plane was travelling at 33,000ft (@10,000m) high and at 480 mph. The plane was seen to land 5 minutes ahead of schedule in Barcelona.Flight Out Tracking

Team Spain 2015 Departure

The team had a bright and early start this morning, they were all excited as they arrived promptly at 5:45am, they just had time for a quick photo before setting off to Manchester Airport.P1010048 Mr Tipton dropped them off at the airport at 6:50am in plenty of time for their 9:15am flight to Barcelona. Another photo outside the Jet2 terminal building. Lets hope they have a fabulous time.P1010051