Unlocking York’s Rich History and City Culture (Form 4 Residential Trip)

The opportunity to unlock York’s rich history and experience the city’s cultural scene offered Form 4 a valuable away from home experience in readiness for longer residential trip in Forms 5 and 6.

Stepping on-board for a scenic cruise along the River Ouse they discovered the impact the river had in creating prosperity for the ancient city as an inland port, and from its exotic origins in the rainforests of Central America, they unwrapped York's chocolate story and learned what it takes to be a world-famous chocolatier.

York revealed its Viking roots at JORVIK Viking Centre and Form 4 jumped into DIG's pits learning how archaeologists sort and identify finds, and discovering which materials survived 2000 years of history hidden under the streets of YorkExploring York’s ancient city walls was another highlight. Walking along these historic fortifications, they gained a unique perspective on the city’s medieval past and its architectural heritage, and time at York Web Adventure Park provided an opportunity for the children to let off some steam and use up their energy. 

Their trip concluded with an exhilarating day at Drayton Manor Park. The theme park’s thrilling rides provided the perfect way to unwind at the end of their educational adventures.