Y2 Trip to the Ancient City
On Friday 6th October, Year 2 spent a very interesting and somewhat eventful day at the Ancient City. As part of our topic on 'Wonders of the World' the children were very much looking forward to seeing and learning more about the wonders of Thailand. First all of the children embarked on a tram ride, taking in different buildings, monuments, temples and palaces from all over Thailand. The children were very observant of the building details and the trams were full of appreciative 'oohs' and 'ahhs' as the journey unfolded.
After the tram ride, we stopped at the Grand Palace of Ayutthaya for a closer look. Little did we know, it was going to be a welcome shelter from an impending storm. As we climbed the steps, some of the children felt a few spots of rain and by the time we had reached the top, it was a torrential downpour! The rain became so heavy that all of the doors and shutters were closed and we were very grateful to be somewhere dry as thunder rumbled around us!
Whilst we were in the palace, despite the wind and the rain, all of the children were incredibly well behaved. Many took to looking more closely at the ornate features and beautiful artwork inside the palace. Even sitting in quiet groups, drawing and sketching their observations.
Unfortunately for the teachers, as a result of all the rain, a few children became desperate for the toilet. This left us no choice, but to make a run for it through ever rising waters. Some children even spotted fish, tadpoles and a flip flop floating away through the torrent of water! Just as we were beginning to think that the rain was never going to stop, the sun began to emerge and the rain eased. This allowed a procession of children to make it back to the trams and then on to a welcome dry room for our lunch.
I don't think it will be a day many of us will forget in a hurry!
All of the teachers would like to thank the children for their excellent behaviour and all of the parent helpers for their time and for helping make the day enjoyable for all.