On Tuesday 17th June, Early Years will visit Bekonscot Model Village and Railway in Beaconsfield. This half term we are learning about different transport and the reason for the visit is to look at the variety of transport on display and to compare new and old transport.
On the day, the children entered school with excitement for their adventure ahead. They brought their pack lunch, sunhats and raincoats (just in case). Once the coaches arrived, we boarded, took our seats and put our seat belts on ready for the journey. We were dropped off in the car park and sensibly made our way to the entrance. We took our lunches to be stored away until lunchtime and everyone visited the toilet. We were then ready to explore the village. The children walked round the village with their designated adult pointing out what they could see and trying to name as many different types of transport as they could. There was so much to take in during the first walk round that of course we had to go back around to make sure we hadn't missed anything. Each group had a quiz to complete, which asked them to find the names of different engines, to count certain animals in the zoo or to find the names of different places around the village. The main highlight of course were the live model trains frequently passing the children as they walked around. This was followed closely by lunch and exploring the adventure playground! Some children chose to walk around for a third or even a fourth time as they enjoyed looking around the village and talking about what they could see. The day went quickly and before we knew it, we were boarding the coaches back to school. It was a very enjoyable and enriching day.
Thank you to all our helpers on the day and to parents for making this trip possible.