Bell Boating and Tewkesbury Abbey

On Monday Owls had a school trip to Tewkesbury. In the morning, we got out on the river on Bell Boats. It was the first time for some of our year 3's andsome of us were a bit nervous but soon got the hang of it. We paddled downstream to start with and enjoyed going under the arched bridge. It was interesting to see the site of the great floods of 2007 we had learnt about in class. Once we had started to get used to the boats, we went through the lock and downstream a little further until we got to where the River Avon meets the River Severn (the confluence!). It was hard work paddling upstream to the Mythe Bridge but we got there eventually and then enjoyed a short race back downstream. 

Once we had finished, we made the long, hot walk up to Tewkesbury Abbey. We enjoyed a lovely picnic in the grounds before heading inside. It was huge! We located lots of the features of a church we have studied in class, such as the font, pulpit and lots of stained glass windows, where we found lots of scenes which we recognised. 

It was a very hot but really enjoyable day and we are now all looking forward to the Bell Boating Regatta in July. 

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