Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Isle of Wight 2017

The children in Year 6 are away on their residential trip to the Isle of Wight until Friday 26th May.  Photos and comments will be made on this blog throughout the week.

At Portsmouth


Dinosaur Isle







Dinosaur Poo!!







Black dinosaur vertebra 4 times heavier than pale whale vertebra











On the Beach



    
Owl Centre






Amazon World






Happy Birthday Arya!!

Bowling



Osborne House





Crazy Golf






Chips on the Sea Front

On the Ferry


135 comments:

  1. The children have arrived safely on the Isle of Wight. The weather is sunny and we have visited Dinosaur Isle this afternoon. We will be arriving at the hotel at about 5pm.

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  2. The children's messages show everyone enjoyed fossil hunting, had fun on the beach and are happy with their room and the food at our hotel.

    Most children were asleep by 11pm; a couple took a half hour or so longer to settle but everyone had an undisturbed night.

    We've all now had breakfast and are getting ready to visit the birds of prey at the Owl and Falconry centre. This afternoon we're off to Amazon World and then after we've shared Aarya's birthday cake for tea we'll be ten pin bowling this evening.

    Sarah Aliwell

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  3. Today we went fossil hunting. I didn't find a lot but enjoyed looking at all the different fossils - Holly

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  4. I'm having a great time playing cricket - Alan

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  5. I love the Isle of Wight and my room mates. The beaches are lovely and I am enjoying playing cricket - Lily

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  6. Isle of Wight is fun and the food is delicious - Daniel

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  7. The fossils were very interesting - Isaac Jones

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  8. I bought Mum an amethyst and we went hunting for fossils - Katherine

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  9. The food is great. Rooms are nice and big - Robert

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  10. Having a fun time, especially going fossil hunting. Also I like my big room - Calum

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  11. I had lots of fun today. I am in a room with Charlotte and I found two large pieces of fools gold for us - Abbie

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  12. It's been amazing so far and I know there is more good stuff to come - Isabelle

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  13. I've had an amazing time and it's only one fifth of the week done - Ben

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  14. I'm having a great time on the beach with all my friends. Miss my parents but I like my room mates - Aeryn

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  15. Miss you loads but having a great time - Love Caitlin

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  16. It was fun fossil hunting. Paddling is fun but cold! Annie

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  17. The fossil hunting was hard but fun. I found a sponge! Ellie

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  18. Someone threw salty water at me but I am proud of the big hole I'm doing! Phoebe

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  19. I have been enjoying the Isle of Wight and have learnt lots from Trevor the fossil man - Aarya

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  20. Don't worry, I'm safe, I've had a great time - Alice

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  21. I accidentally splashed water on Phoebe's head. Other than that it's been fun - Genevieve

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  22. It's been really fun at the beach and also finding out our rooms the ferry was ok - Reihanna

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  23. The coach journey was quite boring but it was worth it. I'm really enjoying myself on the beach - Violet

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  24. I am testing how deep the water is until it goes past the stick -
    Joshua

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  25. I'm having fun jumping waves and playing in the sand - Isaac Jeffcoat

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  26. It was fun being buried knee deep in sand and being left on my own! Isabelle

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  27. We've been on the beach getting wet, sandy and cold - Harriet

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  28. We have been playing frisbee in the sand - Sophie

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  29. I like being in a room with Caitlin, Sophie, Aeryn, Lily, Holly - From Kacey

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  30. I like the meals and my room choice - Oliver

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  31. Daniel, Isaac, Oliver and I like our room - Charlie

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  32. I'm having a great time. I'm not missing home as much as I was worried I would. I like being in a room with Katherine - Sophia

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  33. I'm not missing home that much. It is amazing here - Charlotte

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  34. Fantastic birds of prey flying display... Fascinating animals at Amazon world... A walk along the sea front before our evening meal... Fun at bowling: everyone fell asleep much quicker last night!

    Pain au chocolat needs to be on the breakfast menu at home now please: a popular choice which went down very well for the start of our third day!

    Today we're off to Osborne House to experience life as a Victorian servant and have a look around Queen Victoria's holiday home. After lunch we'll walk down to their private beach and explore the Royal children's play house and gardens.

    After our evening meal we're off to play a round of crazy golf; those who were less successful at bowling (staff mainly!) have a chance to redeem themselves and their sporting reputation!

    Sarah Aliwell

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  35. The falconry display was very entertaining and gave us lots of facts about birds of prey - Robert

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  36. The Amazon rainforest had lots of interesting species. My favourites were the leopards and meerkats - Calum

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  37. Today was really fun. I took photos of the wallabies and the parrot - Joshua

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  38. The birds of prey came very close in the falconry display and the Amazon animals are cute - Violet

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  39. Miss you. I've got picked as a volunteer to run with the rabbit for the falcon to 'catch'. My reward was 2 feathers, one from an owl and one from an eagle - Love Caitlin

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  40. I loved the bird display and a wallaby named Wally licked me twice! Alice πŸ™‚

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  41. I'm sad not to be with my family on my birthday but I am enjoying spending it with my friends and I got to feed a wallaby! Aarya 🎁 🍰

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  42. I really enjoyed the zoo because I got to feed a wallaby - Reihanna

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  43. I'm so lucky to still have my hand because when I was talking to the cow it decided to lick my fingers! Harriet

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  44. I really enjoyed walking through the rainforest. I especially liked the fish and the colourful birds - Oliver

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  45. I really liked the rainforest part of Amazon world and I especially liked the snakes - Charlie

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  46. Today we've seen beautiful animals such as leaping lemurs, marvellous meerkats and wonderful wallabies. My breakfast of cereal, and sausage and beans was brilliant - Daniel

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  47. I really liked Amazon world; now you need to buy me a red panda! Kacey

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  48. Mrs Redding wants an ocelot, Mrs Edwards is having a sloth.

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  49. I enjoyed looking at the adorable meerkats and cute lemurs at Amazon world - Sophie

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  50. In Amazon world my 2 favourite parts were the meerkats and the ocelots - Genevieve

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  51. I was really excited about Amazon world because of all the different types of animals, especially meerkats - Isaac Jones

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  52. The wallaby walkabout and going into the lemur cage was fun; I nearly got to touch a wallaby! Leigh

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  53. At amazon world we've been round the wallaby walkabout and the lemur walk. At the owl and falconry centre we saw lots of interesting birds - Ellie

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  54. I really enjoyed the falconry centre and Amazon world. My best bits we seeing the lemurs and all the birds - Annie

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  55. I really enjoyed going to the falconry centre and amazon world. The best bits are seeing all the birds and some of the birds at Amazon world I hadn't seen before - Sophia

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  56. I am having a really good time. The falconry centre was amazing and so is Amazon world. The animals are so cute - Charlotte.

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  57. The falconry was really good and my favourite birds were the owls. Amazon world has really interesting and cute animals - Aeryn

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  58. I had fun watching the birds of prey and how fast the falcon can fly. I had fun playing with the lemurs; one came close to me and touched my foot. The Aarya filmed another one licking my hat! Isaac Jeffcoat

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  59. I've had an amazing time today. The Falcons are very fast and wallabies walk in a weird way - Ben

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  60. I'm having a lovely time at Amazon world. I liked the meerkats and the parrot because it said hello. I stroked a wallaby! Alan

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  61. Mrs Edwards has changed her mind twice, red panda... No meerkat!

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  62. It's been fantastic and I really enjoyed seeing the birds fly. I ink the best animals at Amazon world were the wallabies and the red pandas - Isabelle

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  63. The falconry centre said what well behaved polite children we have!

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  64. The meerkats are very good at digging their holes and I found that some penguins live in hot places - Katherine

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  65. I enjoyed my sausage and beans. I almost got hit on the head by an owl! I have seen a baby King Julian lemur clinging onto a big King Julian lemur. I miss you mummy but I am having lots of fun - Abbie

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  66. I loved watching the birds of prey flying around. The zoo is amazing and has adorable animals. I especially liked the lemurs - Lily

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  67. All the animals were really really cute. Some of the monkeys even smiled at us! I really liked the lemurs as they took leaves out of our hands and there was a 3-day old baby lemur. The parrots said hello but when we say goodbye, they still said hello! Holly

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  68. The lemurs went onto the back of Aeryn and Caitlin.

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  69. Everyone went to sleep much quicker and more children needed to be woken for breakfast this morning!

    We will spend the morning at Godshill model village before moving on to Alum Bay for the afternoon with shopping and a boat trip around the Needles.

    As long as cases are packed and rooms are tidy ready for an early start tomorrow, we will have our party night this evening.

    Sarah Aliwell

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  70. Today we have learnt how to be a servant and we got to eat an ice cream on the beach - Daniel

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  71. Today we had ice cream for £2.50! However it was mahoosive!! It was worth it.🍦- Harriet

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  72. I am really excited about my dinner ; I am having burger and chips! - Kacey

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  73. Today was so much fun !! I had a mint chocolate chip ice cream on the private beach even though it was £2:50 it was still nice - love Caitlin πŸ˜„

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  74. I had a great day being a Victorian servant and relaxing on the beach with my friends and an ice cream - Sophie 🍦

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  75. Osborne house in the servants kitchen was absolutely not as scary strict as I thought it would be. The Ice cream on the beach was yummy - Aeryn

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  76. Osborne house in the servants kitchen was absolutely not as scary strict as I thought it would be. The Ice cream on the beach was yummy - Aeryn

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  77. I think I stretched my muscles with all the walking! Genevieve

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  78. Today we went to Osborne house and got to be a servant. Setting the table was the easiest job - Ellie

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  79. Osborne house was really fun, especially when we got to look around the play house. They actually had a proper kitchen! Annie

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  80. I realised that there are so many Victorian things around today like 3 course meals. Ellie, Robert and I used a magnifying glass and a torch to look at the worlds smallest pair of scissors and penknife - Isabelle

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  81. I've had an amazing day because I had a chance to be a Victorian servant - I'm now really good at polishing boots! I also saw the history of Osborne house - Oliver

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  82. I especially liked the play house because it was bigger than an ordinary house and it was just for the Royal children to play in - I'd like dad to build me one like Prince Albert did! Charlie

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  83. I had a hard time trying to be a Victoria servant for the Royal family. It was tricky to polish the silver. I had fun looking at their life size play fort - Isaac Jeffcoat

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  84. I had an excellent day as I went in queen Victoria's holiday home. I thought being a Victorian servant would be hard but it was quite easy; I was good at grinding sugar cubes and coffee beans - Lily

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  85. I enjoyed being a servant in Osborne house. I was good at mixing tea and grinding coffee. I also enjoyed playing the children's garden - Alan

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  86. I enjoyed being a servant in Osborne house. I liked making the bed - Joshua

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  87. My favourite part was going into queen Victoria's holiday home because the mirrors made the rooms look longer than they really were - Calum

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  88. I I enjoyed being a servant in the morning because of all the jobs Mrs Pilkington gave me. I also enjoyed walking around the grounds in the afternoon - Ben

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  89. I loved saying, "Please Mrs Pilkington, yes Mrs Pilkington." And my hair style now looks fantastic - Phoebe

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  90. I absolutely loved the Victorian times, I feel I want to be there! I even saw a 5-legged deer and a 9-legged spider and the smallest pocketknife and scissors - Abbie

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  91. I didn't expect the servant jobs to be as easy as they were. I was ok at the table setting - Leigh

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  92. I've really enjoyed being a servant this morning. My favourite job was food making. The play house was really good - Robert

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  93. I found that Queen Victoria's children got to have a play house the size of a normal house - Katherine

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  94. Osborne house was great. Pretending to be a servant was fun. We went to queen Victoria's beach and had a really nice ice cream - Sophia

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  95. I'm really looking forward to the crazy golf. I really enjoyed the burger for tea. I was good at polishing the shoes in Osborne house. I learnt lots about queen Victoria - Holly

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  96. I was really excited for the servant job. If I really had worked in those times, I wouldn't have minded setting the table. My salted caramel ice cream was scrumptious - Isaac Jones

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  97. The food here's really nice and Osborne house was amazing - Violet

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  98. Osborne house was really beautiful and it was easy to appreciate the architectural designs - Aarya

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  99. There were some really good views at Osborne house. I saw a red squirrel! Don't worry, I'm still safe and happy - Alice

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  100. Osborne house was really amazing. I loved the Victoria servant jobs; I'm really good at making beds now mum! Charlotte

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  101. Aeryn and Isaac say, "Happy birthday Mummy!" 🎁

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  102. The model village was fascinating and I don't think the children are bringing much money back after their final shopping spree at Alum Bay!

    Early up for early breakfast and the 9.30am ferry so we can get to our final activity of the week back on the mainland at Portsmouth docks for Action Stations.

    After lunch we will then begin our journey back to Blisworth. If our ETA of 5pm changes due to traffic I will let the school office know and they will update you.

    Sarah Aliwell

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  103. Today was really fun at the model village; I especially liked the church. Joshua

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  104. I bought a fidget spinner and my sisters can't have it! I liked the model inside the model of the model village and I want to keep it! the boat ride wasn't as scary as I thought it would be - not as bumpy. Katherine

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  105. We decided to fill guitars with sand and we looked around a model village that had a model village in a model village! Harriet

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  106. I'm really sad that it's my last day. But engage, I've bought lots of sweets and chocolates - Harriet and I bought a chocolate bar to share with a cute pink dinosaur in it. Kacey

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  107. I've enjoyed myself and I have got a sand Isle of Wight. I had lots of fun on the boat ride and I can't wait to get home and see you guys. Abbie

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  108. We have been looking at the model village and right now we are shopping. I'm looking forward to the boat ride soon. Sophie

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  109. I've had an amazing day. We went to look at the model village and have shopped at Alum Bay and looking forward to the boat trip. Caitlin

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  110. I really enjoyed the model village - I thought it was very, very, very clever. I had a wonderful time shopping with my friends and excited for the boat ride. Phoebe.

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  111. It's been really fun. I've really enjoyed choosing what to spend my money on. Genevieve

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  112. Going to Alum Bay was really fun, looking round the shops. I'm really excited for the next activities coming up. Going into the sand shop was really fun because you got to pick your own sand to go in the container - I chose a bell. Reihanna.

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  113. I liked going to see the model village; I liked the pony show. I enjoyed going shopping with my friends and I'm really excited about the boat trip around Alum Bay. Sophia

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  114. Alum Bay is quite big. You don't need that much money to buy lots of things. Robert

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  115. I really enjoyed the model village; it had so many different buildings and other things to look at. I also enjoyed going round Alum Bay looking at all the shops. Ben

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  116. I had fun looking around the model village and doing the quiz. I spotted about 12 of the 22 little squirrels! It's been great shopping for souvenirs. I have had a really fun time at the Isle of Wight and I'm sad it's the last full day because we're back to mainland England tomorrow. Isaac Jeffcoat

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  117. Today on the Isle of Wight I'm having so much fun going shopping and seeing the model village. Calum

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  118. I was very excited to go shopping in Alum Bay and buying a fidget spinner just made it that much better. Leigh

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  119. Shopping at Alum Bay was fun; we got to go on a boat - Ellie

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  120. I had fun shopping at Alum Bay and the boat trip amazing. Annie

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  121. The Needles were beautiful and the different coloured layers of sediment were cool. 😎
    Aarya

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  122. The food has been really nice. There's been some beautiful views and interesting facts - shipwrecks and stuff! Alice

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  123. The boat trip was really fun and it was nice of the teachers to let us go round the shops on our own. Aeryn

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  124. The model village was really exciting, looking for all the fascinating details. In Alum Bay there were loads of different types of shops, even a sand shop! Isaac Jones

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  125. I really enjoyed the boat ride around The Needles and shopping was amazing. Charlotte

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  126. My favourite part was Alum Bay but the model village was good I suppose because there was a model in the model village. Charlie

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  127. Today I really enjoyed the shopping spree and the model village because it took us on an adventurous journey. Oliver

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  128. I loved the shopping and I spent all my money! The model village was adventurous but confusing because there was a model of the village and a model of the model of the model of the village - too many models! Holly

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  129. I really enjoyed the shopping as Holly and I went in an pad out of the shops. The boat ride was a relaxing end to the day. Lily

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  130. The model village was amazing; I can't believe the models actually were, I thought they'd be smaller. Isabelle

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  131. I bought lots of lovely things at Alum Bay and the model village was very sweet. Violet

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  132. Today we have been on a super shopping spending spree at the model village and Alum Bay. I especially liked the boat trip because we got to see the famous Needles. Daniel

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