After an early start on a wet Saturday morning, staff, PTA members, parents, pupils and friends set off on the PTA York trip.
The journey was about two hours long but the rain clouds were left behind in Nottingham. When we reached York it was dry, although the usual coach park was underwater as it was located next to the river. So we were dropped off at the Barbican Centre.
We all set off for a full day of shopping, sightseeing and visiting museums and, of course, The Minster.
York was very busy as it was the start of the Christmas markets; lots of traders were dressed up for the occasion and the smell of food and hot punch curled its way amongst the shoppers. The Shambles was a favourite destination, with its specialist shops, especially the sweet shops. Peter Rabbit was seen and a rather large panda – with a price tag of around £5,000!
Seeing the Sights
A few of our ‘trippers’ went for the sightseeing. The Minster was a firm favourite and the Yorvik Centre; we weren’t put off by the long queues.
The outdoor ice skating rink was open but the thought of the cold ice and possible broken bones put some of us off, and we enjoyed the street entertainments instead. A juggler/fire-eater was rather funny as he rolled the fire stick up his arm: “Look, no hairs!” There were also some Peruvian Pan Pipers dancing and playing.
We arrived back at school at around 7pm, all tired but happy. Once again, it was another good trip by the PTA. Thanks to those who organised the day and to all those who came along.