Year Four Residential - 2012

Penzance Update - End of Day Three

The trip has now come to an end, and everyone is safely home.  We had a fabulous day at Cornwall Crealy yesterday, with lots of fun on adventure areas, play centres and the rides!  As you can see from the pictures below everyone finished the trip in incredibly high spirits.

Throughout the entire trip the children have been absolutely wonderful.  Their excellent attitude, nature and behaviour has been commented upon everywhere that we have been, and I have been particularly impressed with their 'get stuck in' approach to everything.    I would like to thank them for making the trip such an enormous success and making the past three days such fun!  They should be very proud of themselves - I know that everyone in school is incredibly proud of the way that they have approached the entire experience.  I would also like to thank Val Brown, Paul Moulton and Mike Furber for all of their hard work during the week making the trip run smoothly!   Hopefully everyone is now enjoying a relaxing weekend ready for the week ahead!

Everyone enjoyed celebrating Libby's birthday - especially when there was cake involved! Whether Libby will ever forgive Miss Daniel for making everyone sing in the middle of Crealy is another question!

Our very own 'Charlie's Angels'! The climbing wall was very popular - Simon would be proud!
The Beast was a very popular ride - with children and 'big children' too!
The Beast in full swing - not for the faint hearted! Joseph and Jaden rather enjoyed the water based rides!!
Before the drop ............ And after!!!

Penzance Update - Day Three

It's almost nine oclock and we are just finishing another enormous breakfast!  We are all packed and ready to go so we will be heading off to Crealy very soon!  Everyone slept really well, and Miss Daniel had to do several wake up calls this morning!

Most importantly - it's Libby's birthday today so the children and teachers have had lots of fun decorating the dining room and surprising her when she walked in with a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday!!

We are all looking forward to a fun filled day at Crealy!  We will see everyone at school at 6pm this evening!!

Penzance Update - Day Two

It's now nearly half past eleven and everyone is asleep.  We hope you enjoy reading our postcards below!!

Hello everyone!


I am missing everyone including Bob even though he catches rabbits! Today I came second in the boat-race, and I loved ten pin bowling because they played “I’ve got the moves like Jagger”! I’m looking forward to Crealy and coming home, but don’t tell Dylan I got a present for him!


Love from Amelia x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Hi guys!


It’s nice to be speaking to you again.  I had a great hot and sweaty day at the Eden project.  Me and Phoebe had the best fun at Skullduggery.  Its such a shame me and Phoebe were on separate teams.


Missing you lots of love from Amelie x x x x x

Dear Mum, Dad, Emma, Lisette, Lee, fishes and Beth the Cat,


I’m missing you loads.  I’m having a great time.  My favourite thing was the Pirate Laser quest.  My room is brilliant and my roommates are Jas, Em, Lib, and Molly.


Love you,  Bye,  Cerys.      xxx

To Mum, Dad, Will and Rosie.


I’m having a lovely time.  My favourite thing was the laser quest.  I’m really looking forward to going to Crealy tomorrow.

I’ll see you tomorrow.


Love from, Emily xxx

Hi Mum, Hi Dad,


I am having a brilliant time.  Today we have done Laser Quest, it was amazing!  I shot Miss Daniel 3 times!!!

I’m really looking forward to Crealy tomorrow.


Love from Izaak

Hello Mum, Dad and Abby


I’ve had a nice day going to the castle, building boats at the National Maritime Museum and shooting each other with lazer guns.  We went to the Eden project. The rainforest dome was very hot and we went bowling and I got 75 points.  I’m looking forward to going to Crealy tomorrow.


Love Izzy x x x

Hi Mummy and Daddy,


Team Moulton rules!  I’ve only had one of the bags of crisps so Miss D is pleased because I have eaten loads of other stuff!  I had loads of fun at the Eden Project and our team won the laser quest!

I’ll see you tomorrow,


Love from Jack x



My favourite part was the ten pin bowling because there was very very very loud music and me and Phoebe won! But it isn’t just about winning, it’s about having fun.  I am looking forward to going to Crealy.


Love Jazzy x x

Dear Mum, Dad and Tegan,


I’m having a great time and laser quest was fab!

Missing you.


Lots of love,  Jas xxx

To Mum and Dad and Ella,


I’m having a really great time, the youth hostel is extraordinary.  My favourite part of the holiday was bowling – I got 93 points! Today I liked the Maritime Museum, because I got to go underground and see the fish in the sea.

I’ll see you tomorrow,


From Jaden x x x

Hi Mum and Dad,


I enjoyed when I went to the laser quest.  I was on the same team as Mr Furber but I still shot him.   I really liked the Eden Project yesterday too.

I cant wait to go to Crealy tomorrow!


Love from John xxxxxx

Hi Mum, Hi Dad,


I’m having a great time in Penzance.   The youth hostel is massive! My favourite bit was the Maritime Museum – I loved the search and rescue display.

I’ll see you tomorrow!


Lots of love, Jordie

To Mum and Dad,


I have had loads of fun at the Eden Project.  It was really cool because we got to see the statue of Mr Furber! Our team came first in the Laser Quest!  I’m really looking forward to Crealy!


Lots of love from Joe xx

Hi Everybody!


I’ve still got my tooth!  I had great fun at the Laser Shooting and Me and Theo kept hiding and shooting Jordan!  We had lots of fun building the boats at the museum.  Ours tipped over halfway through the race though!

See you tomorrow,


Love from Kai

To Mum and Dad,


I am having an excellent time in the Youth Hostel.  My favourite part was the laser shooting but our team came last!  The Maritime Museum was awesome!

I am looking forward to Crealy tomorrow.


Love from Lewis x x x x x x x x

Hi Mum, Hi Dad,


I’m having an awesome time at the Eden Project and at the Maritime Museum.  Guess what – Tom is going to be so jealous – we went to Laser Quest.  It was fun!

I’m so excited about my birthday!  Missing you!


Love Libby xxx

Hi Mum, Dad, Pets and Family


Its been great!  My room is lovely and my roommates are who I wanted!! I’m looking forward to Crealy tomorrow.  Missing you all.


Lots of love, Molly x x x

Dear Mum and Dad.


I had a great time shooting everyone at Skullduggery! Missing you lots, couldn’t be bothered to buy Abi a present! I can’t wait until tomorrow at Crealy!!


Lots of love from Phoebe x x x

Hello Mummy, Daddy, Charlotte and Albert,


Today we went to Laser Quest.  I kept on surprising Mr Moulton and jumped out of corners to shoot him! We also went to the Maritime Museum – I loved it!

See you tomorrow,


Lots of love Samuel xxxx

To Mum and Dad,


I had a lot of fun at the Eden Project.  The Maritime Museum was really good – I loved making the boats.  Ours fell over in the race so we didn’t win!

Can’t wait to go to Crealy.


From Theo x

To Mum, Rex, Chloe and Seb,


I had a great time at Laser Quest – our team came second.  At the Maritime Museum I got to go in a helicopter.  I liked all of the cannons at Pendennis Castle too!

Looking forward to tomorrow,


Love from Will xxx

Hi Mum and Dad and Jess,


I have had great fun at the Eden Project.  I loved the rainforest dome.  Today we had fun at Laser Quest and I built a boat at the Maritime Museum.  I came second in the boat race.

See you tomorrow!


Love from Will xxxx

It's almost ten o'clock, and we have just returned from a fabulous evening at Laser Tag!  We were split into teams and played against one another in a pirate themed course.   Everyone had lots of fun, and the blue team were victorious - winning by an enormous 20,000 points!!

As you can see from the team photos, everyone has had a great time playing Laser Quest this evening - there have been lots of requests to play again tomorrow!

We're heading off for hot chocolate before bed now.  Miss Daniel will start typing up the postcards in a while, so please check back to have a look at them! We'll also check in at breakfast time tomorrow!

It's coming up to 7pm on Day Two and we have just finished our evening meal and headed up to change.  Today has been action packed, and we have had an amazing amount of fun!  Unfortunately the weather has scuppered some of our original plans.  Luckily our back up plans have worked out well, and we had a brilliant morning exploring Pendennis Castle in Falmouth before heading to the National Maritime Museum this afternoon.

The boys thoroughly enjoyed the large guns on display at Pendennis this morning!

The girls experimenting with boat structures at the Maritime Museum and taking notes for their own designs!

The weather has once again beaten us this evening and the Minack Theatre have contacted us to tell us that the Twits has been cancelled.  (We've had a sneaky look at their live webcam and we are relieved as it looks fairly miserable at the moment!!).   Luckily, our second back up plan of the day has worked out (!!) and we are heading off to a laser quest centre for this evenings activity.    When we get back this evening Miss D will do her best to update this properly with lots more pictures!!

Everyone has slept really well and we are currently eating an enormous breakfast before we set off on today's adventures.  As you can see from the photo most of us are bright eyed and bushy tailed, and looking forward to todays activities (even the teachers!).  Thank you for your messages so far - its lovely to hear from everyone while we are away!  Keep checking back as we will try to update again this evening!

Penzance Update - Day One

It's just after midnight on Day One and everyone is fast asleep!  We've had a fabulous evening ten-pin bowling and disco dancing, and all of the children have gone to bed with enormous smiles!

We hope you enjoy our team photos and action shots!  The winners from each lane are looking forward to receiving their prizes during the week! (And Miss D is very much looking forward to her prize as she had the highest score of the evening - what will Mr Furber buy?!)

The teams for the great bowling competition of Falmouth!

Our impressive action shots - some of them even resulted in strikes!!

Everyone enjoyed their dinner before we headed to Falmouth for a game of ten-pin bowling!

It's early evening on Day One and we are just finishing our dinner and getting ready to go bowling!  We've had a fabulous day at the Eden Project and really enjoyed our rainforest session!!

These photos show us during our Rainforest Rangers session where we learnt how to use plants that grow in the rainforest to help us survive.   We were officially awarded a 'Rainforest Ranger' certificate which means that we passed our survival tests!  William (our resident Rainforest Expert) has spent the rest of the day guarding the certificate very carefully!

Jasmine and Phoebe acted as wonderful ambassadors for the school in The Core - the hands on section of the Eden Project!  They certainly recieved some funny looks!

Having arrived at the hostel we have all found our bedrooms and settled in!  The staff were then kept entertained by everyone's attempts to make their beds - I'm sure the photograph below gives everyone an idea of the carnage that followed!

We are just finishing an enormous dinner and heading off for the evening!  Please check back later for some amusing bowling photographs!!

The Year Four Residential Trip is to Penzance this year.

This shows Year Four the day before they set off on their grand adventure!  We will do our best to check in and keep this page updated and would love to hear from you too!

See you on Friday!


#1 Sabrina Yeo 2012-06-13 09:01
Safe Journey today year 4's , enjoy the Eden Project . Thanks for the note left in my laptop Jas. Big hugs. XX
#2 Rachel Crothall 2012-06-13 12:39
Hope you arrived safely and enjoyed the Eden Project.
We miss you already Amelia.
#3 anna w 2012-06-13 16:27
hope you guys have i great time like i did last year
see you on friday!!!
#4 Sue Bromell 2012-06-13 17:03
Hello Year 4 - especially Emily!!

Hope you have had a lovely time at Eden Project!

Missing you already - loadsa love

Mum, Dad & Will
#5 Leanne-Prime 2012-06-13 18:33
Would love to see jack trying to make his bed! Glad you are all having a fab time - enjoy bowling xxxx
#6 Sabrina Yeo 2012-06-13 18:39
Looking good at The Eden Project guys,have fun bowling. Love you Jas.X
#7 Denyse Skinner 2012-06-13 18:55
Hi everyone.....Looks like you're all having a lot of fun so far! Just wish I had given Will some practise in bed making before his departure! Looking forward to the next instalment x x
#8 Richard Hart 2012-06-13 19:09
Hello year 4, good to see you had a good time at the Eden Project. Enjoy the rest of your school trip.
#9 Teena Cann 2012-06-13 19:15
HI everyone !! looks as though you're all having a fab time !! Missed you all today at school, hope you all sleep well tonight..... bet you missed me today Bee (at the rainforest session !!!!) LOL x
#10 Rachel Crothall 2012-06-13 19:20
Hello Amelia,
Dylan here, how are you getting on?
Did you enjoy the bowling?
I'm having a great time at home, but I am missing you.
See you on Friday.
From Dylan xx
#11 Lesley Davies 2012-06-13 19:21
Jasmine Turner.

Hi Jasmine,
It's nanny and grandad, hope you are having a great time, it certainly looks like you are! Be a good girl and enjoy yourself. LOVE YA MORE XXXXXXXXXXX
#12 Richard Cooper 2012-06-13 19:28
Hi year 4 especially Izaak ,
Hope you're all having fun !
Can't wait to see more pictures
See you soon Squid x
#13 lesley davies 2012-06-13 19:42
hey Jas
hope you have enjoyed your first day and you sleep well ready for tomorrow.
Miss you already especially colin.
Lots of love Mum Dad Trav and the Cats. xxxxx
#14 Charlotte Mulcare 2012-06-13 19:45
Jaden great to see you having a fab time with your new classmates :) Have fun.....
Love Mum, Dad & Ells xxx
#15 richard lewis 2012-06-13 19:45
wow looks like your all having a great first day! take care Cerys xx
#16 Jane Crothall 2012-06-13 20:02
Hi Amelia! Looks like great fun.Hope you enjoy the bowling. Lots of love Grandma & Grandpa. xx
#17 Tony Rayment 2012-06-13 20:26
Libby, I hope you had a good time, don't forget to clean your teeth!lol. Dad xx
#18 bev 2012-06-13 20:27
hi every1 hope u r all having a great time. Kai ur little sister is missing u loads as r we xxx ps get that tooth out love mum dad cj and moo
#19 Sarah Johns 2012-06-13 21:12
Hi Lewis looks like you all had a great day, missing you lots !! hope you enjoyed the bowling and enjoy tomorrow love Mum, Dad & Caitlin xxxxx
#20 Jamie wright 2012-06-13 21:17
Rainforest rangers!! Impressive!! Hope the bowling was muchos funnos!! And that they are all tucked up and snoozing like little lambs.... I THINK NOT!! Good luck with the rest of the trip.. I mean you teachers!!
#21 Sarah Lewis 2012-06-13 21:20
Hi Cez,
Looks like you are all having a great time :-) Love ya lots,
Mum, Dad, Beth and Ron Weasley XXXX
#22 gill lark 2012-06-13 21:57
Hi Izzy, hope you had a good day today and managed to make your bed OK. Remember you will probably need to sleep with the duvet inside the cover tonight!!! We are missing you loads, it is so quiet without you. Sleep well and have fun tomorrow. Loads of love mum,dad and abby
#23 Rebecca Odlin 2012-06-13 22:13
Hi Samuel,

Looks like you've had a fun filled day :o) Enjoy tomorrow and the maritine adventures. Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous smile in the photos. Love you lots
Mummy and Daddy xxxxx
#24 Maddy W 2012-06-14 05:52
Looks like you are all having a great time.
I hope you all have a great time like we did when we went to Penzance
#25 Sue Bromell 2012-06-14 06:25
Morning All!

What great pictures from yesterday. Loved Emily's bowling technique! She must have had a high score! Have a great day today.

See you tomorrow!!! Mum, Dad & Will xxxxxxx
#26 Sabrina Yeo 2012-06-14 06:53
Bowling looked great fun for everyone , hope you have all slept well and ready for another exciting day. Fingers x the weather holds for you. Take care guys . Lots of Love Jas. Tegan sends BIG hugs to Jas and Mrs Brown. XXX
#27 Leanne-Prime 2012-06-14 06:55
Hi jack looks like you are having a fab time. It's very quiet without you winding your sisters up! Missing you loads have fun lots of love xxxxx

Mrs brown - holly is missing you and your polos! Xxx
#28 Helen Sutton 2012-06-14 07:04
Hi Mols looks like you are all having a fab time :):) Really quiet at home without you Bart says Hi xx Have a great day today hope you all slept well. Love you loads Mum Dad Meg and Imy xxxxx
#29 Rachel Crothall 2012-06-14 07:27
Morning all.

Did you all sleep well??

Have a fab time today, hope the rain holds off for tonight!

Love you Amelia
#30 M BROMELL 2012-06-14 14:24
Lovely to see all the happy faces obviously having a whale of a time. Hope weather is not too bad. Special love to Em.

Love Nanny and Grandad XXX
#31 Helen Sutton 2012-06-14 15:08
Hello Miss Molly,

Hope you are having a great time !!! Mum says it is really quite without you at home, don't know why because you are not the noisy one !! See you soon xx Love Auntie Clare
#32 will 2012-06-14 15:08
Hi em are hope your having a nice time its very quiet here at home without you its quiet nice but i miss you and so do your teddys well the ones wich arent with you wich is about 2.

#33 Michelle Phillips 2012-06-14 15:47
Hi Amelie and Phoebe hope your having a
fab time. Happy birthday Libby. I miss you all.

From Ellie.
#34 Keiron & Callum 2012-06-14 16:57
Hello everyone
Are you having a great time?
Have fun on the rest of your trip.
Have a Brilliant time tomarrow
Keiron & Callum
#35 Leanne-Prime 2012-06-14 16:58
Hope you have all had a fab day despite the weather! Enjoy the rides at crealy tommorrow! Can't wait to see you jackal love u lots xxxxxx holly is missing her wrestling buddy!!

Mrs brown - holly and ruby want me to tell you that they are both really missing you at dinner time!! It's nice to be loved! Xx
#36 San Wellington 2012-06-14 17:06
Hi Phebes
Looks like you're all having a great time missing you loads can't wait to hear all about it tomorrow.
Loads of Love
Mum,Dad + Abs
#37 lesley Davies 2012-06-14 17:28
Quoting lesley davies:
hey Jas
hope you have enjoyed your first day and you sleep well ready for tomorrow.
Miss you already especially colin.
Lots of love Mum Dad Trav and the Cats. xxxxx

by the way this was from mummy and daddy as it would'nt send from our details for some reason!!!!
#38 mart and shell 2012-06-14 17:38
Hi Juicy Jas, wow wow wow, looks like a great time is being had from all.
Hope Crealy park is really good tomorrow.
nite nite my lovely. and c u tomorrow evening.
Love Mummy Daddy and Trav and the cats. xxxxx
#39 abby 2012-06-14 17:53
Hi Izzy, I'm missing you alot. I really want to see you soon. I hope you enjoy the theatre tonight. if you don't go to the theatre tonight I hope you enjoy swimming tonight...
lots of love from Abby
#40 Leanne-Prime 2012-06-14 18:13
Shame about the twits but glad you have had an awesome day! Don't forgot to shoot mr furber!! Have fun xx
#41 Sabrina Yeo 2012-06-14 18:15
Hi Jas, Such a shame Minnack been cancelled , I know you were really looking forward to that but sure you will still have fun this evening. And Mummy is'nt sitting here worrying that you are cold and wet !!! Missing you so so much lot's of cuddles tomorrow night. Dad sends big hugs . XXX
#42 Jamie wright 2012-06-14 19:07
Amelishous!! Missing you a gargantuan amount!! But it is nice and quiet.....Jolie has made you a plasticine dog...complete with number 2s!! See you's the IPod?? Love DAD.
#43 Richard Cooper 2012-06-14 19:08
Hi Izaak, I hope you left that canon where it was ! Despite the weather it looks like you all had a great time .
Sleep well Squid x
#44 Tony Rayment 2012-06-14 19:31
Hi Libby, looks like your all having a good time,Happy Birthday for tomorrow
love Dad xx
#45 Lynn Westlake 2012-06-14 19:33
Jasmine Yeo.
Hi Jas, So pleased to see you having a good time.Hope you sleep well tonight & safe journey home tomorrow. Lots of Love. Nanny & Grampy x x x
#46 Denyse Skinner 2012-06-14 19:46
Hi Will.Looks as though you're all having a great time, shame about the weather, but it doesn't seem to be hindering your activities. Very quiet at home without you, See you soon, love you lots.....Mummy, Rex, Chloe & Seb x x x
#47 jessica wellington 2012-06-14 20:15
hi phoebe and amile
hope your having a great time. have you maneged to keep hold of mr fuber ?
love jess
#48 Rebecca Odlin 2012-06-14 20:27
Hi Samuel,
Albert says he loves you!
I am missing you but your bed is very comfortable :o)
See you tomorrow.
Charlotte and Albert xxx
#49 Helen Carey 2012-06-14 21:30
Looks like everyone is having an amazing time. Such a shame you couldn't go to the Minack, but Lazer Quest looks like so much fun. School (and home Theo) quiet without you. Have a great day tomorrow at Crealy. Xxx
#50 gill lark 2012-06-14 22:01
Hi Iz, sorry the Minnack was cancelled but it looked like you might have been swimming around the theatre if you had gone. I reckon with the weather as it is Lazer shooting was a much better bet. It looks like you all had a fantastic time. I should think hot chocolate was needed to calm you all down before bed.

Have a great day tomorrow. Can't wait to see you in the evening and hear all about it. Love and kisses Mum, Dad and Abby

Libby - happy birthday for tomorrow. What a way to spend it - beats being in the classroom any day!
#51 Sarah Johns 2012-06-14 22:04
Hi Lewis,looks like the laser quest was lots of fun.Caitlin says she is missing you tonight(so are Mum and Dad-LOTS !!)
Enjoy your day tomorrow.Can't wait to hear all about it.Love Mum,Dad,Caitlin +Willis xxx
#52 Rachel Crothall 2012-06-14 22:28
Looks like you all had a great time at Lazer Quest tonight.
Can't wait to see you tomorrow, there is a big hug waiting for you Amelia.
Love Mum
#53 Teena Cann 2012-06-15 05:00

Looking forard to seeing you all on Monday and hearing all your stories....maybe 'twothings' will be able to tell us three things !!
Enjoy Crealy today xx
#54 Sabrina Yeo 2012-06-15 06:42
Morning all, hope you've all had a nice sleep ready for Crealy today. Thanks for the postcard Jas. Have loads of fun today can't wait to hear all about it later.
#55 Sabrina Yeo 2012-06-15 07:05
to jasmine
hope you have a good day . Missing you lots,
love from tegan xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx
#56 will 2012-06-15 07:15
Hope creally is good nice picture em. Bet creally will be great


#57 Leanne-Prime 2012-06-15 07:17
Have fun today jack - cant wait for you to be back xxxxxx
#58 anna & ellie 2012-06-15 15:22
hi hope you are having a good time at penzance and crealy!!!!

Ellie and Anna
#59 Sue Bromell 2012-06-15 17:17
A big thank you to all the teachers for giving year 4 such a fantastic trip.

Emily has had a wonderful time and says she is sad it is over!

Many Thanks.
#60 Helen Sutton 2012-06-15 18:22
Thankyou to all of the teachers and class 4 for making the residental sooo good!I had a great time and i hope you all also had a good time!
Thankyou again to all of the teachers for taking us !!!
#61 gill lark 2012-06-15 20:02
Many thanks to Miss Daniel, Mr Furber, Mr Moulton and Mrs Brown for giving the children such a fantastic time. Izzy is exhausted but full of it. If she is tired I hate you think how you guys must be feeling.

Wishing you a quiet and relaxing weekend.

#62 Leanne-Prime 2012-06-15 20:25
Jack has had the time of his life! Thanks to miss d, mr moulton, mr f and mrs brown for looking after him! Xxx
#63 Sabrina Yeo 2012-06-15 20:44
A Huge Thank You on behalf of Jas who is sparko in her bed for the fantastic fun-filled time she has had on the trip. A very Huge Thank You from myself, Bryan and Tegan for bringing her home safe & sound. XX
#64 Jacky McPherson 2012-06-18 07:59
To Ms Daniel,the staff and all Y4 pupils. Thankyou for letting me join in your workshop at Eden. You were a credit to your school and parents and I collected plenty of information for my research. I wish you all every success in the future and hope you enjoy all your future residentials just as much as you clearly enjoyed this one.
#65 Ella-Rose Mulcare 2012-06-29 20:05
Hi jade
Are you having fun atm. Can't wait to see you
Love Ella Rose
#66 Macky MacBrine 2012-10-04 17:39
Seems you had a nice time atm
Hi jaden hope you had fun at lots of new places. How is your new friends
Love you
From Macky MacBrine
#67 phoebe wellington 2013-05-01 18:39
in one of the laser quest pictures I look like a zombie.

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