Ravensmead Roving Reporters

Thursday 6th July 2017

Hello world. We haven’t written for a while and lots has been happening in school over the last few weeks but sadly we haven’t time to write about it all. So we are going to write about the main event, our trip to Llandudno…

On Thursday 29th June, Y5/6 went to Llandudno. Llandudno is in North Wales and is right next to the sea. When we first arrived after a noisy two and a half hour journey, we eagerly got off the coach to see an extraordinary view of the sea. We then followed the teachers to a tram which took us up to the Great Orme. We walked through the gift shop and came out of the other side to find the entrance to the Great Orme Mines. The word Orme, means ‘sea serpent’ or ‘worm’. Before we went in, we watched video that told us all about the Great Orme and how it was built in the bronze age. Afterwards we put on a helmet and started to venture down into the mines. We went down 18 metres in total, to level two and if level two is 18 metres, imagine how deep the bottom level of the mine is. It goes down to level 9! We occasionally saw bits of green ore called malachite ore which was used to make bronze. To make bronze they had to melt down the malachite ore and put coal on top of the melting pot to extract copper. Then they mixed the copper with tin from overseas to make bronze.

After lunch, sheltering from the rain, we made our way back to the tram to take us back to the bus. On the way back to the bus Sharntae was unlucky enough to step in sloppy sheep poo and to make matters worse, she dropped her ice-cream on the same foot. So she had a cold, wet, ferrero-rocher flavour pooey foot. Needless to say, no-one wanted to sit next to her on the bus.

Everyone else enjoyed their ice-cream and it was so nice that they were still gobbling it as we got on to the bus to go home.

On our way home, Mr Bell fell asleep which made everyone laugh.

 

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