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LINCOLNSFIELD CENTRE TRIP and YEAR 5 DANCE FESTIVAL!

Excited and enthusiastic, the children left school entertaining themselves with singing and games en-route to the Lincolnsfield Centre.

Excited and enthusiastic, the children left school entertaining themselves with singing and games en-route to the Lincolnsfield Centre.

The visit started in the village hall where an introductory talk by the Billeting Officer was given. The group then split again into four groups. The groups rotated during the day and the children had the chance to visit the following the 1940's house to meet the owner and to discover that life was not easy as no mod cons to assist with day to day life. They visited the dig for victory garden complete with Anderson Shelter and discovered what one had to do in the event of an air raid and the aftermath once the all-clear had sounded. Another activity was to visit the Blitz Building that led them to a public shelter as the planes fly overhead and bombs are dropped, although this wasn't quite the experience as unfortunately the centre had a power cut!

Next, the children visited their museum, which had a wealth of artifacts from all nations. Some of these could be worn or handled to see how heavy older items are in comparison to the lightweight materials of today.

Then there was a chance to go back to school, to experience how lessons and treatment of children have differed over time (hopefully Miss Cook and Mr Hinds will be revered after this!).

Last but not least, to bring everyone back into the modern world, children have a visit to the gift shop if they  would like to buy a little reminder of their day.

The coach journey home was smooth and without hold up. Everyone seemed to enjoy the day and the experience gained.

Year 5 also took part in the Dance Festival on Friday afternoon. It was an amazing celebration of dance and as it is not a competition, it was truly great to see the support for all children involved. Our dance to 'Move Your Feet' was a huge success and enjoyed by both the performers and the audience. 

It was brilliant to showcase, to many surrounding schools, how hard we had worked on our inclusive routine. Well done to all the children for putting on a real show, especially considering we were the largest group there! We hope you all keep up your groovy moves. 

 

Mr Hinds and Miss Cook.