Read the latest reports and view photos from the children’s school trips below.

Class 11 trip to Sky Studios

On Thursday 10th October, it was the turn of our Year 6 children to spend the day at the Sky Studios in London.

They received a tour of the studios and were most impressed by Sky Sports!

The children made their own Sky News reports about how important the recycling of plastic is. Each child took on a different role from Editor to Camera Operator, Eye Witness, Producer and News Reader. Even the teachers had a go at presenting!

All in all they had a fantastic day and our thanks again must go to Sky Academy Studios for this great opportunity we were able to offer to the children at BMPS.

Class 8 trip to Pizza Express

As part of their Science topic, plants, the children in class 8 (Year 3) have been learning about where food comes from, which group different food belong to and the important of food hygiene in the kitchen.This morning the children visited Pizza Express, where they learnt about the origin of pizza. They also learnt that to honour the Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, the Neapolitan pizzamaker Raffaele Esposito created the “Pizza Margherita”, a pizza garnished with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, to represent the national colours of Italy as on the Flag of Italy. This was quickly followed by pizza making! The children had fun creating their own masterpieces, which they will enjoy at lunch time!

Class 7 trip to The Higgins Museum

On Wednesday 25th September, the children in Year 2 enjoyed a trip to The Higgins Museum in Bedford. They took part in various toy themed workshops, including playing with replica Victoria Toys and making their own paper toys.  Everyone had a lot of fun and some, enjoyed a nap on the coach back to school!

Classes 10 & 11 Boys’ Trip to Franklin Gardens

On Thursday 26th September, the boys in classes 10 and 11 visited Franklin Gardens, the home of the Northampton Saints. The day began with a training session with a Northampton Saints coach, which took place on the training pitches next to the Northampton Saints first team squad, who were preparing for their upcoming fixture against the Wasps this weekend.

After the session, some of the children were fortunate to meet the Saints players, including the former England Captain Dylan Hartley and England international Teimana Harrison. 

While eating lunch, we watched the first half of England’s second world cup match against USA. In the afternoon, we were treated to a tour of the stadium and the gentleman in charge of the Northampton Saints kit was at hand to explain the schedule of the players during a normal match week.

We ended the day with a visit to the community activity zone, where the children took part in 30 second passing and kicking challenges and the ‘crash wall’ where the pupils (and teachers) had to run towards and crash through a purpose build foam wall. 

All in all, the day was extremely informative and a lot of fun. Who knows, one day we may well be back at Franklin Gardens to watch a former BMPS pupil play!

Class 10 trip to Sky Studios

On Thursday 19th September 2019, our Year 5 pupils spent the day at the Sky Studios in London. The children were given the opportunity to make their own Sky News report based around the future of technology. They were split into 4 different groups; each group contributed their own segment to the news report and every child was given a role. The children wrote their own scripts and made decisions about the scenery and location for their reports. They even dressed up and had a go behind the news desk. A fun filled; educational day was had by all.

Class 10 Girls’ Visit to Bedford Girls’ School

On Tuesday 17th September 2019, the girls in class 10 (Year 5) spent the morning at Bedford Girls’ School where they took part in a Technology, Lacrosse and Netball activity morning. After an initial welcome over a hot chocolate, the girls looked at how iPad technology can be used in the classroom. The children enjoyed a competitive round of mini golf using Sphero robotic balls, controlling the balls by an app on the iPads. The task involved the girls working in small teams and focusing on the specifics of timing and speed.  During the second half of the morning, they enjoyed an energetic session of netball and lacrosse.

Class 5 trip to Milton Keynes Museum

On Tuesday 21st May 2019, the children in class 5 (Reception) visited Milton Keynes Museum in support of their topic, Homes.

They looked around the Victorian farmhouse; found out what school would have been like at that time and looked at all the artefacts in the drawing room, washroom and kitchen. The children also walked down the shop lined Victorian street and visited the Blacksmiths.

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Classes 10 and 11 Trip to Wimbledon

On Wednesday 15th May 2019, the pupils in classes 10 and 11 spent the day at The All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon.

During the visit they learnt about the history of the Championships, visited the iconic Centre Court, Henman Hill, the Championship Museum and the Millennium Building including the press areas.

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Class 5 trip To Buckingham Gaol

On Wednesday 1st May, the children in class 5 (Reception) went on a trip to Buckingham Old Gaol, in support of their topic, Buildings.

.On arrival the children were met by their guide, who was dressed in character as the old jailer. He talked to the children about the building and what it was like to be a prisoner in the jail.

The children looked around the museum, including the jail cells and looked at artefacts from Medieval and Victorian times.

The children (and the staff) had great fun dressing up as prisoners and sitting in the stocks.

They enjoyed a picnic lunch, before taking a short walk around Buckingham to look at the different buildings in the town, including Tudor.

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Class 7 trip to Veriulamium

The children in class 7 recently visited Verulamium.  They went to the Roman Hypocaust, where they looked at the floor mosaic from a Roman Villa and learnt how the Romans used underfloor heating.  The children spent time in the museum, learning about the Roman artefacts and how life would have been during Roman times. The children had fun dressing up in Romans costume and they visited Roman Market stalls, where they were tasked with finding the items on their shopping list.

 

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