Tim’s class head to the rescue on their residential trip

Pupils in Tim’s class had a fantastic time on their ‘To the rescue’ themed residential recently. The trip to the Isle of Portland was designed to link in with the work the class have been doing around people who help us and the emergency services.

A highlight was climbing to the top of the Portland Bill lighthouse – a mighty 155 steps and a ladder! An easy challenge for some but others showed great bravery and determination.

The class visited the Coastguard Station and saw the helicopter and fire engines. They got to sit in the pilots seats, try on their helmets and even got to go for a ride in the fire engine!
At the Lifeboat Station the pupils got to try on the clothing and equipment, sit in the boat in the captain’s seat and visit the engine room.
The class learned about how to stay safe at he beach with a talk from the lifeguards. Then they had a swim in the sea – between the red and yellow flags!
Of course, no trip to the beach is complete without building sandcastles and eating ice cream!
The class stayed at the YHA in Portland where the staff looked after them brilliantly and the food was delicious – especially the Full English Breakfast!