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We woke up to wind and rain but that hasn’t dampened our spirits and it has been another super day! Showers were enjoyed this morning before a lovely breakfast and then the walk back into the city for our activities today. In the course of the day we have been to the Yorvik Centre and to the Yorkshire museum for a great hands-on workshop on Viking life and then to the Minster which is awe-inspiring!
After dinner we enjoyed the quiz led by Mr Kitcatt as question master and won by his group. The rest of us are not making any connections there! The children have been simply excellent and have been all day despite the damp conditions!
Room inspections have been in place and points are mounting as we reach the last morning and packing up time – always a joy!
Lots more pictures of today below. We hope you have enjoyed the page!
We’ve had a great first day! Whilst the start was horribly early, we got to Kings Cross without any stress and were soon on the train and on our way! Snacks the size of lunches were consumed in seconds and the question, “Are we nearly there yet?” rang through the carriage – but Mr Kitcatt calmed down once we explained how long the journey was! Once we arrived in York, the sun was shining and we walked up to the grounds of the Yorkshire Museum in the ruins of an abbey destroyed as part of the Tudor purges. We then walked through the city along the Roman walls (Luana’s hat a victim of the wind…) and then down to Clifford’s Tower.
“Digging at the DIG” was the highlight for many, including Isabel who described it as, “A fun, exciting archaeological place with lots to do and loads of bones to look at!” During the afternoon we were familiarising ourselves with the City Centre and spotting all the Viking road names that end in “Gate”. This competition can be rather fierce and I have to say I’m not sure that “Automatic Gate” as spotted by Jack will stand up to the judges’ scrutiny!
From here we walked along the Ouse to the Youth Hostel and collected our bags and sorted out our rooms before a tasty and filling dinner. Finally it has been shield making and a Long Boat building competition. Lots of yawns and very sleepy children now and soon it will be bed.
More to follow tomorrow, but a great day!