18 Jul 2019

On 7th July 2019, one hundred year 7 pupils were kindly escorted by some of the Archbishop Temple School staff to Northumberland for five days. Reflecting on this trip, I would highly recommend going, you are provided with the pleasure of seeing wonderful sights and doing lots of amusing activities.

Examples of some of the places we visited were Durham Cathedral, Alnwick Castle and Beamish Living Museum. My favourite part of this trip was Beamish, as the whole town was surreal, almost as if you had gone through a time machine back to the early 20th century. The part I enjoyed the most of Beamish was visiting the dentist, it contained real artifacts, like teeth and human skills. The employees at Beamish Living Museum were very good at portraying people who lived during the 20th century; their attitudes and clothing were very similar.

On the Wednesday evening, we took the coach to a local bowling alley; this was another one of my favourite things, as we could spend time with our friends and compete against each other.

We stayed in a place called Euro Hostel, where we were provided with two meals and a comfortable place to stay during the night. The hostel was within a short coach journey of all the places we visited meaning no long journeys! Always a bonus for anyone who is travel-sick.

Overall, I would give this trip five out of five stars, it was very entertaining and action packed. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Northumberland.

Lucy, Year 7