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Isle of Wight 2016 - Tuesday.

Everyone was up bright and early, washed, dressed and ready for breakfast at 8.00am. Our first adventure of the day took us to Osborne House where the staff gave the children a guided tour of the house. It was great to see how much of the Victorian topic the Year 6 children had remembered. We had lunch in the grounds of the house and then explored further, visiting Swiss Cottage and the Ice House. Several members of the public commented on how well-behaved our children were and how interested the children were in what we were talking about. At times we found members of the public  joining in with our tour and listening to our stories about Victorian England. We then set off for a swim at the West Wight Pool. Our journey took longer than expected as a broken down vehicle blocked the road. While all the other drivers just sat in their cars, the Hobbs Hill Wood staff leapt out of the coach to assist - it took five of us to push a large truck uphill and off the road. The children gave the staff a well-earned round of applause for their efforts. We finally arrived at the pool and after a safety talk we all entered the water from the shallow end - except for Areebah who wasn't listening and jumped into the water to discover she was out of her depth. Fortunately we managed to pull her to safety from the poolside and she enjoyed the rest of her time in the pool at the shallow end. It was then back to the hotel for our evening meal. Our evening activity was bowling. The children had a great time competing against each other (Hanying scored the highest at 116) and the staff were even more competitive. Due to a technical fault with the lane, Mr Berkeley and Mr Haynes agreed to share the winner's trophy. Mrs. Alexander, who does like to win, sadly came last! We returned to our hotel for  a well-earned sleep.