During Valedictory Week the Year 6 had a fun afternoon out at Charrington Bowl in Tolworth. We were lucky that Mr Wood had been able to hire a minibus for us to go on, so we didn't need to use public transport. We arrived in time to buy a burger or pizza for lunch before we started bowling. We split into three teams and had 2 games. There were lots of spares and strikes scored by many people and some very high scores. It was such a fun afternoon and quite different to our usual school trips.
Another fantastic trip during our Valdedictory Week was to Chiswick Pier to find out more about the river Thames. Miss Stephens kindly came with us on the trip. We had to take three different buses to get there, but it didn't matter as we all had our zip oyster cards. After a brief introduction in the classroom, we were straight down to the river to do some experiments. We also went onto the foreshore to catch some of the wildlife that live under the rocks and in the rock-pools. We discovered that the Thames is one of the cleanest city rivers in Europe!
The final day of Valedictory Week was a day out in London. We had been studying Macbeth in English and Mr.Hamilton-Turner had arranged a Live Workshop of Macbeth at the Globe Theatre. The actor, called Jack, played all the roles but got us up to help him on stage. He was brilliant and it was so much fun. We then had a tour of the theatre and got to see some special places that are normally reserved for VIPs. Afterwards, we walked down the south bank and and stopped to have lunch in the park next to the London Eye. We then walked over Westminster Bridge and entered the Houses of Parliament for a tour and workshop. We got to see the Queen's robing room as well as the House of Common and the House of Lords. It was fascinating. We then had a workshop where we had to debate a new law. It was very interesting and we learnt a lot. This was an action-packed day, but a lot of fun and a brilliant way to finish Valedictory Week.