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Year 5 thrive on annual Ironbridge residential trip

Year 5 thrive on annual Ironbridge residential trip

Preparatory School pupils travelled to the heart of Shropshire for their annual residential trip.

The Year 5 Rydal Penrhos group at Wilderhope Manor and Ironbridge over two days, and managed to take part in numerous activities during their stay.

Their first port of call was the Museum of the Gorge, where pupils learnt about the history of the area and the important part it played in the industrial revolution.

They then travelled the short distance to Jackfield tile museum where they had a tour of the museum, in addition to taking part in a workshop where they had the opportunity to create their own encaustic tile.

Following this, the pupils visited the Ironbridge itself where they had the opportunity to sketch the bridge and learn a little more about its history and construction.

The following day the group visited Enginuity, an interactive design and technology centre where they toured around the exhibits and participated in a workshop.

Blists Hill Victorian Town was the final venue, and pupils took part in an Intaglio printing workshop in the morning followed by a relief printing workshop in the afternoon.

Head of Boys Games Jamie McLeod, said: “Each pupil conducted themselves very well and were a great representation of what we represent here at Rydal Penrhos. All of them worked incredibly hard and had a fabulous time, so once again the residential was a huge success.”

A full gallery from the trip can be found here

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