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Year 2 travel back in time by steam train

July 5, 2019

 As part of their history topic, 'Seasides in the Past,' our Year 2 children experienced for themselves what it might be like going on a day trip to the seaside.


The day all began at Rydon where the children arrived at school in their spectacular costumes and even the teachers dressed up.  Everyone travelled by coach to Paignton Steam Railway.  There the children were able to watch with great excitement the train getting ready to depart – the coal being put into the fire, the steam, the carriages, meeting the ticket collector and then boarding the train. 


The carriage was called the ‘Nina’.  The steam train departed and then everyone was then able to embark on the journey down to Dartmouth and then back to Goodrington.  There was so much to see and do and of course great excitement.  The children waved out of the window, went through a tunnel and heard a very loud toot.


After a short walk from the station the children arrived at the beach where everyone enjoyed a delicious picnic in the beautiful sunshine.  To cool everyone down a ‘hokey pokey’ was the perfect treat. There was then time to enjoy the beach where children dug in the sand, built stone sculptures, played football and just enjoyed each others company.  It was then time to get ready and return back to school.


Wow, what an amazing day, everyone had so much fun and lots of discussion about what it might have been like then.


Thank you to all the parents for providing such wonderful costumes and for us to further enrich your child’s learning.  We hope it will be a day that they will always remember.  Everyone behaved impeccably and certainly made Rydon proud.

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