Year Five set off bright and early on our journey to Salford Quays. The heavy traffic did not dampen the mood on both of the coaches and the children were very excited to explore. Some of the children went to the Imperial War Museum North first, while the rest of the children went across the river to the The Lowry Art Gallery. After some lunch, the groups swapped over. The children loved spotting lots of the Lowry paintings that they have been studying in their Art lessons and produced some fantastic sketches of the original works.

The coach arrived in the Edale Valley and the minibuses from the Youth Hostel was waiting to take the children’s bags. Year Five then excitedly hiked to the hostel at the top of the hill. The children were then given their room keys so that they could unpack their things ahead of the evening activities. After a tasty meal it was time for the children to head out with their head torches on a night hike. The six groups headed off in different directions and scaled some of the surrounding hills including Mam Tor, Rushup Edge and Lords Seat. All of the children enjoyed some fantastic views and learned lots of interesting information about rock formations and the geological features of the landscape. The children were very tired after such a busy day, but they all enjoyed a quick Viking themed bedtime story from Mr Cocker.