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Y5 Aylmerton Residential Visit

On Monday 28th January 2019, Year 5 left Fleckney Primary School to take their position as evacuees at Aylmerton Field Study Centre. Throughout the week, the children took part in many activities that prepared them for the imminent war. As well as training for the war, they also had a side mission of trying to work out who the spy was. After careful deliberation, the children accused Barney Rubble of being the spy. It was a really action packed week. The children got to: drive a boat on the Norfolk Broads; learn about the disappearing coast of Happisburgh; visit a lifeboat museum; climb the Cromer Church; visit an aviation museum; and many more activities. There were a lot of positive comments throughout the week from the various staff that worked at the centre. We are looking forward to returning next year and we hope that Year 5 created some memories that will last forever.

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Messages from Aylmerton

Monday

1.30pm: We have arrived safe and sound, ready for a busy afternoon of war activities! Children are taking their roles very seriously. We have just had some lunch. Tonight we have an exciting night-walk planned.

10.30pm: Brilliant day. We saw deer and other wildlife on our night walk. Children are in bed very tired. Boy of the day was Tyler for overcoming his fear or heights. Girl was Lacey for being an excellent table monitor and her positive attitude.

Tuesday

9.20am: Good morning. Children had a lot of sleep last night and we're ready for another fun-full day. We have a morning in Cromer, climbing the church amongst other things. Back in the afternoon for some war preparation activities on site.

12.15pm: Going back to base camp now for the afternoon activities. We had a mysterious package dropped off; we found out it was our lunch! It is cold but the children are thoroughly wrapped up. We climbed 172 steps to the top of Cromer church, which kept us warm! We are having a great time.

9.45pm: We had a reptile and bird expert in to talk about various animals. The children got to touch and hold many animals, including a huge python. Boy of the day was Jake; he asked lots of questions and was a fantastic credit to the school. Molly and Jessica were the girls of the day. Both of them were helpful, kind, caring and always smiling. Children in bed now and lights going off. Lots of talk about who the German spy could be...

Wednesday

10.50am: Good morning. There is a little bit of snow here. We are exploring the eroding coast of Happisburgh. This afternoon we are going on boats along the broads. Everyone is wrapped up very warmly.

2.00pm: On our way to the broads. Everyone in good spirits and happy. Children are excited to drive boats. We went to the beach; it was strange to see a mixture of sand and snow!

Thursday

9.30am: Great evening swimming. They all slept well, not waking until 7.30! The war is coming to a close & we have a few more missions to complete. Boy of the day was Jacob for asking lots of brilliant questions. Girl of the day was Isabella F for never complaining, always happy and has showed excellent Fleckney character throughout the week. We are making soup this morning with some well needed open fires. We are well wrapped up again.

10.45pm: We've had a super week and we're looking forward to going home to our families. Children of the day are Shane and Brooke. Many instructors commented on how well Shane had done all day; a great team player! Brooke has been brilliant all week and has really grown in confidence as the week has gone on.

Friday

9.30am: Setting off to the aviation museum shortly. We've had a wonderful trip and excited to come home!

3.00pm: The journey home is going well and we still expect to be back at 4.00pm. The children will be dismissed from the hall and it would help if parents help bring the cases from the coach to the school hall. Many thanks

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