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Year 8’s Trip to Dorset

Posted: 20th June 2014

On Friday 6th June, Year 8 set off for a long weekend to Dorset to celebrate the end of a gruelling week of Common Entrance exams.

Read some reports from Year 8, about the trip:

Ready Steady Cook!
By Gabby Leach

On 6th June 2014 the Year 8 entourage departed from Skippers to start their trip to Dorset. Dorset was packed with activities including walking, swimming and playing. My favourite bit had to be Ready Steady Cook.

Ready Steady Cook was a challenge set for the Year 8’s to bake their own dinner of three courses. We were split into three caravan groups - two sixes and one seven. My group consisted of me, Jessy, Sam, Callum, Archie and Ben.

For starters we had chilli rice which was cooked in the microwave and slices of red pepper on the side. For main course we managed to cook beef teriyaki noodles and cauliflower cheese, which was actually quite tasty. The cauliflower cheese was a second attempt after someone attempted to make it by placing a whole block of cheese and a cauliflower in the oven, obviously proving not to work. Nevertheless the second one turned out a success. Dessert was a fruit platter and meringues (neatly presented by Ben) and was also very nice.

Although our group managed to fall into last place, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learnt some things about cooking - especially how to make cauliflower cheese! It was a very funny and enjoyable experience.

Dorset Trip 2014
By Natty Swirsky

On Saturday 7th June we drove about 20mins from our campsite. We reached a place and walked about 2 ½ miles to Lulworth Cove. It was a lovely beach and we all sat down to eat our lunch. We then decided to go swimming in our clothes. It was freezing but we still managed to have a lot of fun.

On the first day we went to Weymouth beach. It was very hot. The girls went across the road to a fair and the boys played bulldog on the beach. We then sat down to have lunch and once I had finished I accidentally dropped my lunch box in the bin!

View photos of Year 8’s trip to Dorset.

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