On Monday20th June, 89 year 8 students set off on two coaches for the Science department trip to Holland.
Following a smooth crossing to Amsterdam, the two coaches set off on their separate itineraries. Coach 1 went to Nemo, a science and technology museum, where they enjoyed all of the hands on activities.
After lunch, it was off to visit the Anne Frank house where they listened a talk followed by a tour through the house.
Coach 2 went south to the International Peace Palace in The Hague, then onto Naturalis, the Dutch natural history museum. It was then onto Corpus, a voyage through the human body.
Both groups met up in Amsterdam for a dinner of pizza and then everyone set off for our accommodation for the next two nights based just 30 minutes from Amsterdam a lovely the 13th century Castle.
On Wednesday, the groups swapped locations, meeting up in the evening for dinner at the Hard Rock Café, followed by a tour of the canals in a canal boat – one student even got to drive the canal boat!
On Thursday we all set off for Walibi World, a theme park north of Amsterdam, where most people got wet, thankfully from the rides and not the weather! Some very tired students headed back to the ferry for the last night, where they cleared the boat of Slush Puppies!
We arrived back at school at lunchtime on Friday, exhausted but happy. The students were a credit to the school, and their attitude and behaviour throughout the trip was excellent.
Report by Mrs Warburton