Thursday

National Railway Museum

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Wednesday

Today, the rest of Class 8 came to see us in York! Here’s what we got up to…

Walking along the city walls

We started at Micklegate Bar and walked all the way along to the Museum Gardens.

Sketching at the Minster

We collected descriptive words and sketched the windows in our notepads, ready to develop back at school.

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Strolling down the Shambles

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When it was time for our friends to go home, we waved them goodbye.

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Dick Turpin’s grave

Before heading back to the youth hostel, we visited the grave of the infamous highwayman, Dick Turpin, who was tried and executed in York.

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Tuesday

Today, we went to York Castle Museum and enjoyed learning about different periods in history.

We held a real WW1 rifle!

We crawled through the trenches!

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Here we are looking miserable in a Victorian classroom:

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The Victorian street was dark, eerie and filled with lots of interesting characters and buildings.

Here we are learning about how leeches were used (unsuccessfully) to cure ‘bad blood’. Look carefully – those are real leeches!

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Did you know that York Castle Museum was once a real prison? Here we are being locked away!

What a fabulous day!