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Northborough Primary School

Year 6 Residential 2018

Welcome to our Residential page.

Where will we be going?

Monday: Stratford upon Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval market town in England’s West Midlands, is the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare. Possibly the most famous writer in the English language, Shakespeare is known for his sonnets and plays such as 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Hamlet'. The Royal Shakespeare Company performs his plays in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and adjacent Swan Theatre on the banks of the River Avon.

Tuesday: Cycling 26 miles along the Tissington Trail 

The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) between Buxton and Ashbourne first opened in 1899. Following the closure of the line around seventy years later, the Peak District National Park bought the route in 1971 and turned it into a traffic free trail for walkers and cyclists.

The Tissington Trail runs for 13 miles from Parsley Hay (53.1706°N 1.7828°W) in the north to Ashbourne (53.0196°N 1.7397°W) in the south.

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Wednesday: The ascent up Mam Tor  to see the amazing views, before entering Treak Cliff Cavern to see the world famous Blue-John stone.  girl and boy sitting on stone path on top of grassy hill

Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton is famous throughout the world for its unique and large deposits of Blue John stone, and houses some of the most beautiful cave formations found in the UK.
 
Visitors can enjoy a guided tour though our mine and caverns, visit our well stocked gift shop as well as taking in the stunning views of the surrounding hills and valley.

Thursday: The Peak Wildlife Park
Large walkthroughs allow you to come face to face with exotic and endangered animals from across three continents. Whether you love lemurs, have a passion for penguins or want to wander with the wallabies (and feed them with your hand!) our park has something for you. Our regular keeper talks and on site facilities provide everything you need for an entertaining, exciting and educational day out

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Friday: Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood

Late 17th-century house with lavish interiors and the Museum of Childhood

The Hall

Explore the historic country home of the Vernon family and get to know some of the amazing characters who have moulded Sudbury over the centuries. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage we’ll be telling women’s stories from Sudbury’s past, from humble housekeepers to influential wives, giving a snapshot into what makes Sudbury what it is today. Stories brought to life by a temporary display of art and media created by the Students of Derby College in the Hall’s most iconic spaces from the Long Gallery to the depths of the basements.

Take in your surroundings, look closer and admire the beautiful plasterwork, carvings and of course the stunning Grand Staircase. The building has a wealth of history and our staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer you questions.Image result

The National Trust Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood situated in the Hall’s old service wing is a delight for all ages, discover something new, or relive nostalgic memories. Explore childhoods of times gone by, play with toys and share stories. Try your hand as a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian school pupil, and be captivated by our archive film and interactive displays.