TUESDAY 1st JULY
After an early start, we arrived at Eureka in Halifax at about 12.30 pm. we enjoyed lunch in the sunshine and then explored the museum in the afternoon. There were lots of fun things to do - take a look at our photos. After about an hour and 20 minutes on the coach, we could see Whitby in the distance - what a stunning view! Sneaton Castle is fantastic - a beautiful building set in amazing grounds. We found our rooms and had a delicious dinner of chicken pasta, garlic bread and sweetcorn, followed by treacle sponge ad toffee sauce!
After dinner, we unpacked, relaxed in our common room, took out our pocket money from the 'Bank' and watched the first half of Belgium v USA. Bedtime was at 10 pm. We have an exciting day tomorrow - a day in Whitby with lunch on the beach - fish and chips! Yummy!
Wednesday 2nd July
Today was very busy. After a very filling breakfast (cereal, cooked breakfast AND toast!) we headed off to Whitby Abbey. The ruins were beautiful, as was the weather! Definitely a good day to be be' beside the seaside'! Lunch was Whitby fish and chips, eaten under the watchful eye of a very large seagull!
In the afternoon, we visited the Captain Cook Museum and learned all about the life and work of James Cook - a very clever man!
After our evening meal, we headed off to York for our Ghost Walk. We were entertained by a series of stories set in various locations in the city. A great evening was had by all!
Bedtime was 11pm - lots of very tired children this evening!
Thursday 3rd July
Today, we had an early start in order to be in York for 10 a.m. We were split into two groups – one went to Dig! – an archaeological activity – and the other half went to Jorvik, which is a re-creation of Viking York. The sights and especially the smells of Viking York were certainly memorable.
We swopped activities part way through the morning and then joined together for lunch. After lunch, we went off in groups to do some shopping in the famous York ‘Shambles’. This is a narrow, cobbled street, with lots of very quaint shops.
After a long journey back to Whitby, we had some time to relax with our friends and then had a delicious meal of pizza, wedges and spaghetti hoops, followed by jam roly poly and custard. We have certainly been fed very well!
This evening, we played cricket in the grounds of Sneaton Castle, followed by showers and packing. We are looking forward to our last day in North Yorkshire tomorrow.