Creating plenty of memories

The Year 4 pupils from St Michael's First School, Alnwick, who went on a residential trip to Ford Castle.
The Year 4 pupils from St Michael's First School, Alnwick, who went on a residential trip to Ford Castle.

This year marked the eighth annual Year 4 residential for the pupils of St Michael’s First School in Alnwick, which took place last week.

Headteacher Gavin Johnston said: “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.”

The children set off last Wednesday wearing their new blue hoodies. They had helped to subsidise the cost of the visit by bag-packing in Morrisons, which also helped to pay for each of them to have a hoodie.

Activities included visiting the village to complete the photo-trail, learning archery and fencing, zipping along a wire 50 metres over a stream, solving problems together and climbing up a wooden pole. “We ate well, laughed lots and were just very happy to be together,” added Mr Johnston.