Bristol 2018

After a very busy few days we had our final adventure of the trip at Crealy on Wednesday.  Everyone enjoyed the indoor and outdoor play areas, along with the rides and as you can see, there was lots of laughter and fun!

Throughout the trip the children have been amazing.  Their infectious enthusiasm, amazing attitude and their ability to work as a team is phenomenal, and they have been wonderful ambassadors for our school and their families.   It goes without saying that we are very proud of everything that they have achieved.

I would also like to thank Caroline, Alex and Sarah for their endless hard work and enthusiasm this week.  We are all incredibly grateful for your efforts!!


Hi everyone! Its 11:30pm on Day Two and everyone is fast asleep! We've had a fantastic night at Laser Quest, and had a team match and a 'Free-for-all' match.  Needless to say the adults were ambushed throughout the free for all competition, but everyone had a great time and Sarah walked away on the top of the leader board!  In the group challenge the children worked well as teams, and Mrs Turner / Alex's group were victorious.   After the games we enjoyed a walk through the city centre on our way back to the hostel.  Everyone is now dreaming of the rides and games tomorrow!

Thank you for all of your messages - we will keep reading them out!  Sending lots of love to everyone back home.  See you tomorrow at around 6pm.


Hello everyone!  Its 6:30pm on Day Two and we are enjoying a brief pit stop before we head out to Laser Quest.  We have had an amazing day, and have really enjoyed exploring both the Zoo and the SS Great Britain.  While at the Zoo we took part in a Rainforests session, and we were able to hold and see some animals from the rainforest, as well as finding out about the different habitats that a rainforest provides.   At the SS Great Britain we took part in a session all about Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and learnt how rivets were used to construct the ship. We then travelled back in time to 1843 to attend the launch party for the vessel, and as you can see, much fun was had.

Everyone is now excitedly preparing for Laser Quest - we will update you later on this evening when we return from our latest adventure!


Hello again everyone.  It's eleven o clock on Day One, and everyone is safely tucked up in bed asleep (and snoring!!).

After a busy day full of science, this evening has been full of stories of pirates and their adventures in and around Bristol.  We learned about the places that were used as smuggling locations, and saw lots of famous landmarks that link to Bristol's Pirate past!  We also learned about words and phrases we use every day, and where they came from.  Cap'n Harry also let us play with a replica pistol and early style 'bomb' - Mrs T has even more grey hairs now!!  Everyone is in incredibly good spirits, and we have already received lots of compliments based on the attitude and enthusiasm of the children.  We are all looking forward to our action packed day tomorrow - I imagine the next update will be somewhere after dinner tomorrow evening.  Thank you for your messages.  If anyone has any trouble sending one, feel free to email it to and I will add it to the page for you.







Hi everyone!  Its 6:30pm on Day One and everyone is safe in Bristol!  We have had a very busy day exploring 'We The Curious', and everyone enjoyed the Science Show and the Planetarium visit.  We also got stuck into the experiments and as you can see from the pictures below, everyone had a fantastic time.

We have all just eaten a very hearty dinner, and are looking forward to our Pirate Walk a little later on!

Sending lots of love to everyone at home, thank you for your messages!!


The children in Year Four are looking forward to their residential.  They leave for Bristol on Monday morning at 8:30am.

Please check back here to see pictures of their adventures and to leave messages for them!


#1 Emma Harmsworth 2018-06-11 12:11
Hi Charlotte D. I hope you and all of year 4 are having an awesome first day. Have a wonderful trip. Look forward to seeing you Wednesday. Lots of love from Mum and all at home xx
#2 Angie 2018-06-11 12:32
Hey Harriet hope you had a good journey x missing you already have a lovely time have lots of fun speak soon love mum dad poppy wenty holly & laya nemo xx p.s. make sure you brush your teeth !!
#3 Liz Brookes 2018-06-11 13:29
Hi Eleanor,
How are you enjoying yourself?
I can’t wait to find out about everything your going to
Be up to.

Love Auntie Liz xxx
#4 sarah huxtable 2018-06-11 18:14
Hey Ewan! Hope you've had a good first day. Finley said it was quiet at tea time without the fusspot! Hope you sleep well and have fun with your roommates. No midnight feasts with the biscuits !!!!

Have a lovely day tomorrow. Lots of love Mum Dad and Fin x x
#5 Phil Daniel 2018-06-11 18:32
Great photo's, hope your having a great time livvy,cant wait to hear all about it on Wednesday. Love Dad.x
#6 Ceri Warland 2018-06-11 18:51
Hi Oliver
Hope you’re having a wonderful time. It looks like it!
It’s very quiet here without you (and Bluey!) and we are missing you lots, especially Finley!
Have a great day tomorrow.
Loads of love from
Mum, Dad, Caitlin, Finley, Jasper & Teddy
#7 Angie 2018-06-11 18:59
Looks like a fab day Harriet! We've been to the beach and done a beach clean not long back home lol (8pm) kids are tired ! Have a lovely pirate walk and sleep well lovely sweet dreams mwah xx mum xx p.s hope u cleaned your teeth after all those sweets !!!
#8 Leanne Daniel 2018-06-11 19:36
Hi Livvy,
Hope you are having a great time and have enjoyed everything so far?
Have a great Pirate walk.
Sleep tight.
Lots of love Mum, Max and Lucy xxx
#9 Stacey 2018-06-11 19:37
Hi Rebecca
Hope you are having a fab time, looks like today’s been awesome!
It’s quiet here without you..!
Have a great day tomorrow!
Lots of love Mum, Dad, Lauren and Amelia! X
#10 Liz Brookes 2018-06-11 19:52
Hello Eleanor, looks like your having a fantastic time,
Can’t wait to see what else you get up too.
Love Auntie Liz xx
#11 Ellie Jarvis 2018-06-11 20:04
Hello Sonny Boy and all of Class 4! Looks like you’ve had an amazing start to your Residential and we can’t wait to see more photos! We love you!! xXxXxXxXx

Ps: Wilfie says “Cant wait to hear about your Pirate Walk!” xXxXx
#12 Ruth Lainton 2018-06-11 20:32
Hi Eleanor,
Hope you are having a fabulous time in Bristol. Looks like the Science Show and Planetarium were fascinating. Hope the Pirate Walk is fun-sounds intriguing! I can’t wait to hear all about it.
Lots of love,
Auntie Ruth xx
PS Uncle Ian used to live in Bristol and didn’t know there were pirates-he is looking forward to hearing about them :)
#13 Julia Foster 2018-06-11 21:17
Hi Eleanor, looks like you've had a great time at the Science Museum & we enjoyed looking at the great pictures. Hope you enjoy the Pirate Walk this evening. Looking forward to seeing more pictures tomorrow of your lovely trip.
Missing you loads, very quiet here without you!
Lots of love,
Mummy & Daddy xxx
#14 Julia Foster 2018-06-11 21:24
Dear Eleanor, I hope you have a nice time on the pirate walk.

from Adam
P.S. I liked seeing the pictures.
#15 Team Downing 2018-06-11 21:25
Looks so fun! Have a great time Minnie & Fred. It’s so quiet here! Maisie is having a great time too! Love mummy, daddy and Eden xx
#16 Angie 2018-06-11 21:36
Goodnight Harriet ha kids were asleep rather quickly tonight lol miss u have a lovely time at the zoo 2mrw eat plenty of breakfast lol enjoy SS Great Britain and don't jump ship! Ha ha love you x mum xxx
#17 Teena 2018-06-11 21:51
Hi there Class 4 !! Glad to see that you’re having lots of fun. I hope the pirate walk is ‘arrrrright’ and that you sleep well -ready for day 2 . I presume Will is sharing his sweets and of course , missing his Mum
#18 Angie 2018-06-11 21:52
P.s don't forget to leave the rocks lol love u xx night night xx mum xx
#19 Jan Gallier 2018-06-11 22:24
Wow, looks like an amazing first day Hariett. Enjoy tomorrow. Love from Grandma and Grandad jan xx
#20 Eleanor Fryer 2018-06-11 23:18
Hi Oliver,

What a great time you’re having! It looks like so much fun. I bet you were tired tonight.

Have a lovely day tomorrow. We’re thinking about you!

Lots of love from Nana & Grandad
#21 Team Downing 2018-06-12 06:30
Yo sis and bro looks like your having fun
#22 Angie 2018-06-12 06:33
Mornin sister! I slept great last nite lol we miss you and hope your having fun x see you soon and have heaps of fun today at the zoo! Lots of love Poppy
#23 Angie 2018-06-12 07:10
Dear Harriet I love you come home have lots of adventures can't wait to play together on Wednesday love you Wenty
#24 Annie and grandad 2018-06-12 07:12
Looks Fantastic - enjoy every moment and Huge LOVE to Sonny ❤️
#25 Allan 2018-06-12 07:28
Good morning Harrison and all of year 4, looking like you are all having a good time so far, Harrison Emily has been looking for you everywhere and is looking after your xbox. Anyway hope you all enjoy the next couple of days and will see you Wednesday
#26 Diana Francis 2018-06-12 08:30
Hello Finn, I can see from the photos that you are all having an amazing time. Mrs. Turner needs a medal of bravery for letting you have a gun.
May is bossier than ever without you keeping her busy.
See you tomorrow evening.
Lots of love and kisses
Mum, Dad and "Madam" May xxxxxx
#27 Team Downing 2018-06-12 08:54
Don’t forget class four Mrs T think ms she is reaaally good at laser quest. So you might just need to beat her.

School is a little bit quiet today. Class Five are keeping Mr L busy.

You beauts have fun.

Lots of love Mummy x
#28 Aunty Lou 2018-06-12 09:13
Hi Fred and Min. Looks like you are having lots of fun. Love you two. Love Aunty Lou x
#29 Scott Graley 2018-06-12 10:50
Hi H hope your having a fantabulous time and loads of fun, miss you take care and see you when you get dad
#30 Vanessa 2018-06-12 14:35
Hi boys.
It's great to read about all the fab adventures you are having. Can't wait to hear more. Lots of love mum
#31 Janet Foster 2018-06-12 14:48
Hi Eleanor
Sounds like you’re having a great time and lots of fun. Love Grandma and Grandad
#32 Angie 2018-06-12 17:20
Hey Harriet hope you have a good time at lazer quest! We've just got home from lifton farm (strawberry picking) don't panic I have hidden some for you (wenty won't find them lol) also I have some news for you girls who did the Aquathon! Guess what ....... YOU TOTALLY SMASHED IT !!! WOOP WOOP WELL DONE YEAR 3&4TEAM WORK! I popped by to see Mr Lampham earlier and he told me! So get some rest for thurs! Ha ha love you x mum
#33 Angie 2018-06-12 17:22
Hey Harriet you have a good time at the zoo? Hope you did will see you 2mrw evening ! I can't wait !! Love you Wenty x
#34 Angie 2018-06-12 17:36
Hi Harriet we had fun at strawberry farm we ate lots lol got tummy ache now! Ha ha hope your havin fun we have a surprise for you 2mrw enjoy crealy see you 2mrw love you Poppy x
#35 Ceri Warland 2018-06-12 18:47
Hi Oliver,

The pictures look like you're having an amazing time!

We got the new car today and Finley insisted we had to go on a drive in it "a long way" - we did think about coming to Bristol but we opted for Barnstaple instead!

Hope you're having an amazing time. Enjoy your last day tomorrow - can't wait to see you and hear all about it!

Loads of love from Mum & the gang xxxxxx
#36 Jon 2018-06-12 18:56
Hi Lissy
Great to see you’re having so much fun. Look forward to hearing all about it. See you tomorrow. Love Mun Dad and Erika xxx
#37 Caitlin Warland 2018-06-12 19:01
Hi Oliver, hope you’re having a good time, it’s so quiet without you! See you soon Love from Caitlin X
#38 Jan Gallier 2018-06-12 19:19
Hi Harriet, hope you are having loads of peace and fun. Grandma Jan xx
#39 Jan Gallier 2018-06-12 19:21
Harriet, I told you you would smash it with your team....sooo proud of you. Grandma xx
#40 Phil Daniel 2018-06-12 19:28
Hi Livvy, looks like your all having a brilliant time, I bet you got stuck right in holding the animals!
#41 Ngaire 2018-06-12 20:04
Hi Merryn, loving seeing what you are up to, looks fab! Enjoy laser and crealy tomorrow. Can’t wait to hear all about it. Love you xx
#42 Angie 2018-06-12 20:13
Hey h those outfits look amazing on all of you ! Hope your having lots log fun! Watered the plants for you your job 2mrw ! Lol That hedgehog looked amazing ! I see you went through the sea tunnel (glad I wasn't there lol) loving the hair looks like Mrs T/Sarah have been busy doing hair have fun 2mrw and a safe journey home all of you can't wait to hear your adventures 2mrw nite xx nite lovely love you mum x xxxx
#43 Janet Foster 2018-06-12 20:14
Hi Eleanor
Looks like you are having great time. I expect you all enjoyed Laser Quest.
#44 Liz Brookes 2018-06-12 20:15
Hi Eleanor,
I loved seeing your pictures of what your getting too, looks like your
having an amazing time. Looking forward too seeing tomorrow’s pictures.
Love Auntie Liz xxx
#45 Millie curtis 2018-06-12 20:33
Hi guys
I hope you are having a fab time I bet it is great having a work free life
Have a great time
Mills year 5
#46 Jimmy Daniel 2018-06-12 20:54
Hi Chiv!

Looks like you are having a great time! Can you remember when you came to Bristol zoo with me and Rhi?

See you soon

Jimmy, Rhi, Eliza, Mole and Pooey Huey
#47 Jimmy Daniel 2018-06-12 20:55
Hi Chiv!

Looks like you are having a great time! Can you remember when you came to Bristol zoo with me and Rhi?

See you soon

Jimmy, Rhi, Eliza, Mole and Huey
#48 Leanne Daniel 2018-06-12 21:09
Hi Liv and class 4!

Great pictures, you look like you are all having a brilliant time!
Hope you ddidn't try and smuggle any of the creatures out of the zoo Livvy!
#49 Ellie Jarvis 2018-06-12 21:25
So good to see more amazing photographs of your fantastic adventures class 4!
Sonny, I nearly fainted when I saw those giant cockroaches, cant believe you held one - well done!! Wilfie said he’d like a snake - eek! Ha! :)
Looks like you’re having a brilliant time, can’t wait to hear all about it!
We love you! xXxXxXxXx
#50 Angie 2018-06-12 22:28
Nite Harriet sleep well love you mum poppy wenty daddy holly laya nemo x xx c u 2mrw evening xx
#51 Ruth Lainton 2018-06-12 22:53
Hi Eleanor,
Zoo looked like lots of fun, hope you’re having a great time.
Lots of love,
Auntie Ruth xx
#52 Julia Foster 2018-06-13 00:18
Hello Eleanor,
We enjoyed looking at the amazing pictures from Day 2 - looks like you are all having a brilliant time. Bet you enjoyed the laser quest. Looking forward to hearing all about it.
Lots of love,
Mummy, Daddy & Adam xxx
#53 Keith Lainton 2018-06-13 00:23
Dear Eleanor,
Hope that you are having a fantastic time in Bristol with all your friends.
Love Grandad
#54 Angie 2018-06-13 06:16
Mornin Harriet Wentys in the strawberries already lol ! Hope you have a fantastic day !! Suns still shinning yippee! Looks like your adventures with class 4 have been amazing hope you guys have enjoyed it ! Can't wait to see you later! Kids are excited too ! Have fun! Don't forget to go on the biggest rides and take Alex with you !
#55 Stacey 2018-06-13 06:27
Hi Rebecca and class 4!

What Fab pics, looks like your all having a wonderful time!
We are all missing you (Lauren won’t admit it but she does!)
We took pippa to the beach again last night.. she does not like the sea!
We also had risotto for tea, I know you’ll appreciate us having it whilst your not home! Cooking Your favourite tonight though!
Have an amazing day at Crealy everyone!
See you later!
Lots of love
Mum, dad, Lauren, Amelia and Pippa! Xxxx
#56 Annie and grandad 2018-06-13 06:33
Hello to Sonny and all of you wonderful explorers,
What a fantastic time you’re all having and it’s not over yet.
Enjoy today and we will see you later.
Love you xxxxx
#57 sarah huxtable 2018-06-13 07:04
Hi Ewan. Did you touch some of the animals at the zoo? I bet you knew which type of bug it was! I can't wait to see the roaring lion next year!!! Bring back something for me please ... a necklace with a sharks tooth on would be great!! From Finners

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