Marvellous Middle – Against Captain’s Orders

Monday 1st June

Today to celebrate our Marvellous Middle Y2-Y6 enjoyed a trip to the National Maritime Museum and a performance by Punchdrunk Enrichment. The trip was incredible, and memorable and as inspired lots of pieces of writing. Larch (Y2) have written a report of the trip for you to enjoy…


Waiting for the train at Hever station

‘On Monday I was excited because it was my first school trip with year 3, 4, 5 and 6. I ate my weetabix and then my granny drove me to school. I got a lift to Hever station with Edward’s daddy, Mark. At the station we got on a train. As I had forgot my bag Ryan kindly shared with me. At the end of six stops we arrived at Greenwich. We hopped on another train. It took us 3 stops until we arrived in 7 minutes time.’


Lifebelts on, and all ready to embark on an adventure!

Lifebelts on, and all ready to embark on an adventure!


On board the boat and ready to go Against Captain’s Orders!

‘We went to the museum and went on an adventure as sailors. We saw a bottle, drum sticks, sexton and a telescope. We went through some sails and it was a task. I really liked it because it was dark and scary. Hugo had to get the drum sticks. He was really brave! The fun bit was other objects came down a tube and we were in our boats. We were in four groups. There was Mid-ship, Northwich, Savage and Navigation.

On top of the world!

On top of the world!

After that we went up some stairs and saw an enormous picture of the world on the floor, then quietly we played Chinese Whispers. After that we went outside to play on the grass, then we walked back from our trip and we got on the train to go back while Mrs Charman was quickly getting drinks for the grown ups. Getting back to school was fine. I loved it, did you?’

Making our way back home

Making our way back home

A huge thank you to all the parents who accompanied the children on this trip. One of the parents who came on the trip has this to say. “What an incredible school trip today! I feel privileged to have been able to go with the kids and watch their faces light up with excitement & imagination as they became true adventurers. There were some tears too but they remained brave and well looked after and still had smiles on their faces at the end of the day. The kids were brill and hats off to the team at St Mary’s for giving the kids a wonderful experience.”

Thank you also to Miss Maltby and everyone else at school who was involved in helping to coordinate this trip.

IMG_0056If you are curious about Against Captain’s Orders and want to know more please have a look at the Maritime’s website