Welcome to our latest residential school trip blog!

It’s June so that means it’s the turn of Year 6. As you know, in 2015 we are once again privileged and very thankful to the Trustees of the Shrine in Assisi, Italy, to be able to accompany the children on a pilgrimage there. Miss Davis is our intrepid trip leader!

We will have with us an iPod Touch per group which we hope to use to document some of the learning and fun that takes place during this special week. The children will take photographs, some short videos, and will write blog posts whenever we can find the time, to give everyone at school and at home a taste of what goes on.

We encourage you to post your own comments on any or all of the posts which we will share with the children in the evenings when we can.

Please note that the children will only ever sign off using their initials, and if you wish to direct your comment to a particular child we ask that you address them in the same way.

Also note that all comments to the blog must first be approved, and may be edited very slightly if need be – mainly for reasons of Internet Safety. I will do this as often as I can, but mainly in the evenings so I appreciate your patience!

We hope you enjoy our blog!

Mr. Ross, the rest of the staff team, and all of the children. 😀🇮🇹

78 thoughts on “Welcome!”

  1. Hope you have arrived safely and are not too tired..?? Have an amazing time..!! Missing you already Miss B A.. The house is already so quiet no singing or dancing..!! Love you so much my darling.. Love Mamma xx. Ps I’ll be checking regularly for your updates x

    1. Hi everyone!

      I hope you enjoyed the water park today…. We need more photos from you NC! Miss you a lot…
      Mum, dad and Maxi

  2. Hi SMS.
    Did you get there without sleeping on the way? Hope you’re still excited! Have fun, chat soon! Love you so much. Daddy ❤️

  3. It’s great news to know that all of you arrived safely.
    Enjoy your trip.
    Take care J ,kisses from all of us
    Mrs M G

      1. Good morning J
        We are loving your photo, Dory wrote a comment, you look super cool!!!
        We love you! Take care .

        1. Good afternoon J
          I hope today you enjoyed your time at water park .
          We are looking forward to hear your exciting adventures in Assisi .
          Lots of kisses mama !

          1. Good morning everyone
            It’s your last day ,we would like to wish you a safe return and we would like to thanks in advance all the staffs for their special patience and caring .
            Enjoy your last day .

  4. Hi M,

    Hope your flight with friends was exciting and the sun is shining for you in Asissi! We look forward to seeing the photos every day.

    Miss you but we know you’ll have an amazing time,

    Mum, Dad and H xxx

  5. To EL
    Finally, your cunning plan to escape has succeeded. lol Have a wonderful time, can’t wait to hear about your adventures 🙂

  6. TH it’s so quiet here! Missing the blow by blow lunchtime football commentary!!! Not! Have the best time xxxx. SH

  7. Hello Chacha. I hope you were not too tired this morning. As soon as your brother woke up he was asking for you and I had to tell him you’re on holiday!

    Have fun and be very careful please. I love you.


  8. Hey kids, glad you’ve all arrived safely and well jealous of all the lovely activities that you have ahead of you! D – Tanya-Grace says hi and don’t forget to bring her home a snow globe for her collection. Lots of love Sandra / Mummy ;-)!

  9. Hi All,

    I hope your not too tired? Hope your first day has been a glorious one.
    Looking forward to all the info and pictures you will be posting soon.

    Be safe, be good and enjoy every moment.


  10. Hi, lovely year six children.
    I read about your first day on the school web & was very pleased to learn that you have arrived safely, have settled in nicely & have been out exploring & eating ice cream!

    I hope Assisi doesn’t have an ice cream famine after five days of year six, as I fear my daughter E.L. could cause this all by herself!

    I’m already looking forward to reading your first blog(s) to see what else you get up to.

    Enjoy what’s left of the evening & sleep well.

    Love & best wishes to you all, especially E.L. , from E.L.’s Mummy, R.L. xxx

  11. Hi everyone I hope you all have a great time and do plenty of sightseeing and take lots of pictures! Emilie we miss you.

  12. (M.A)
    Hope you’re enjoying yourself, and having fun! Hope the food is nice, Jamie Mackie is set to return to Q.P.R! ⚽️
    Love Mum, Dad, & Big Sis xxxx

  13. Hello ‘RI’ and to all your friends. We hope you enjoyed your first day in Assisi, and the journey too – how was the flight? We’ll be reading all the posts! We’re looking after Puddy-Cat for you. Xxx

  14. Can’t wait to hear how your first day in Assisi has gone..?? Suspect lots of very tired peeps tonight..! Will check blog again in the morning for any updates… Poor Mr R needs his beauty sleep too…!,

  15. Hi P
    I can see from the photos that your having an amazing time…. miss you, .. dont forget to write your journal…look forward to seeing more photos…….have fun….Love you…xxxxx

  16. Hope you had a good journey, SR. Have lots of fun in Italy and an amazing experience! I’m sure you enjoyed the ice cream! 😉

    Eat your veggies and sleep well.

    We all miss you, even Max and the cats!

    Lots of love,
    Sofia, Mum & Dad

  17. Hi CF, glad you arrived safely. We’re all trying to guess what flavour ice-cream you had. I said strawberry and vanilla, your sister JJ thought chocolate and strawberry – whatever you chose, we’re very jealous. Good night, God bless, sweet dreams, etc…Love from us all. Muzzy xxx

  18. Ciao DB….
    Missing you more than I thought son.
    Paul, Tio Tony and I offered to play for shooting stars on Friday to keep your unbeaten record alive…. 19!! Louis said No 🙁
    Enjoy and have fun.
    Your Father, Friend, Coach & Ruler ;))

  19. Good Morning All,

    What a wonderful first blog. Beautiful pictures of you all, especially of Devon the bag boy. I’ll be expecting you to carry my shopping bags when you come home. 😉
    I hope all the teachers managed to get a good rest and of course the children.
    I can’t wait to read and see more wonderful pictures.

    Have a fantastic day!


  20. We can’t wait to hear more about Assisi and to see photos. Have so much fun and with lots of love from a very quiet house in W12 xx

  21. Good morning All,

    Hope you’ve had a great first day! The photos are amazing! I bet you all slept well with your early morning rise! Looking forward to the updates and photos to come.
    MA it’s so quiet here, no-one to give me daily updates of the football world! Haha
    Have a great day, and remember to put your sun cream on.
    Love Mum, Dad, & Big Sis xxxx

  22. Good morning to you all. I hope that you all slept well last night after the very early start yesterday morning! It looks as though you are already having a wonderful time in Assisi! I am looking forward to reading your blog each day.
    I hope you have a good day out today when you visit San Damiano.
    Best wishes,
    Miss McGinty

    1. Thank you for your comment Miss McGinty!

      Your prediction was correct! We have had a lovely time at San Damiano!

      We are missing you and our fellow pupils back at school, but we are having a fantastic time. We may have accidentally started an ice cream famine!

      Today we were exploring the town, with our wonderful guides Marcella and Giorgio and we visited some souvenir shops. Father Richard celebrated Mass for us in the morning.

      Hope you are not missing us too much, ciao for now!

      Year 6 and all the staff!

  23. Good Morning Emy !
    Did you sleep well? Have a lovely day. Don’t worry about Toby I’m looking after him as you told me. Noah went to you bedroom looking for you and said oh noooo! Lol.
    Enjoy the weather
    Lots of love from Daddy Mummy and Noah ❤️❤️

  24. Good Morning CC

    Glad to hear u arrived safely! I’m sure you are already having an amazing time, How’s the hair is it still in place lol? Have a wicked Time Lots of Love Dad & Stacey xx

  25. Good Morning Scout,
    Olivia wants to know if the SUN is warming up?!!
    Mamma, Olivia and me

  26. Hope you’re having a brilliant time! Isn’t Assisi a beautiful city? It blew me away when I went there.

    We are all missing you here MS, even the builders! Are you missing them?! Doubt it….

    Enjoy yourself. We are looking forward to more of the blog.

    I am looking after your menagerie don’t worry.

    Lots of love, Mum & co xxx

  27. Hello- B.F

    Missing you a lot, your brother, mum, guinea pig and specially daddy, but we are so happy that you having fun with all your friends and you deserve it.

    I can’t wait to read more updates.

    Enjoy every minute every second.

    Loves from mum and dad and your brother

  28. Hi M.H!
    I hope you’re having an amazing time in Italy. Be safe & enjoy your time there with your friends & teachers.
    Lots of love from your Sister & everyone at home and also Jessica says helooo xx

  29. Hi NC,

    We’ve already missed you at home Max wanted to call you this morning!… You have left your wallet at home! Not too worry… Enjoy your trip.
    Mum and Max

  30. Привет Редиска (S. S.)!

    Enjoy every single moment! Every single sun ray! Every single gelato! 😀

    Same to all of you in 6B & 6G!

  31. Hi mm and the rest of the year group! Hope your having a fantastic time. Looking forward to reading the next blog update, house is so quiet without you m chatting away, miss you loads. Love you lots, from Mum and Dad.

  32. Glad you all arrived safely and have settled in.
    Have a fabulous time, enjoy the weather, the sights and of course the Italian ice cream!
    Miss you Ri and will be coming to see you at the weekend, so you can tell Granddad and I all about your trip. 🙂
    Take care and lots of love
    She She xxxxx

  33. AS

    Hi AS. Hope you’re enjoying Italian weather and having a fab time. Can’t wait to hear all about it when you’re back. Miss Ya tonnes! Xx

  34. Hello everyone

    We’re loving all your photos and blogs, and learning so much about Assisi each day. Love and hugs to RI. (Grandad is looking forward to hearing all about it too.) Xxx

  35. Hey Everyone! Its Olivia B here 😀

    Hope everyone is having a great time and enjoying the hot weather. I wish I was with you… It looks great fun and looks like a very beautiful place. It’s also really hot here in London, finally summer has arrived. Looking forward to hearing about all your stories and all the gossip that’s happened throughout the week! Have fun and can’t wait to see you guys next week.

    Missing you,
    Olivia. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    1. What a lovely message to send to your friends Olivia. I know they will all be missing you too. Get well soon.

    2. We are having lots of fun, but missing you loads – the ice cream doesn’t taste as good without you!

      We’ve done lots of walking, many slopes and hills and churches!

      Lucky London, today we had a bit of rain! But never fear, because the skies are now clear.

      We hope you are feeling a bit better and those crutches aren’t cramping your style! CF, GS, FB will give you all the gossip when they get back!

      Love from Year 6 and all the Teachers!

  36. TH
    Glad to hear the gelato is going down a treat and that you are having an amazing time all together.
    Thoroughly enjoying all the posts, especially the name and shame!!
    Have another fantastic day tomorrow.
    We all miss you too much, especially Nancy who has taken to sleeping on your bed and keeping guard!!
    Love mum, dad OH and AH. xxxx

  37. Hello CC
    We hope ur having the best time ever! Don’t forget to put the Blue Suncream on! Can’t wait to hear all about ur adventures! Have Fun
    Lots of Love Dad & Stacey xx

  38. Glad you all arrived safely. Have an amazing time. Missing you already, I Love you loads! Can’t wait to read your updates & see all the great pictures.

    Love Mummy

  39. I hope you are all having a wonderful time. How is the Italian coming along W? We all miss you especially Jas and Reksio.
    Love you lots and look after yourself.
    Dad Mum Kinga Karol Jas and Reksio.

  40. Hey A! Hope you’re having a Fab time in Assisi!!! Lots of love Stephen, Kate and Bobbie (woof!) x

  41. You have arrived safely, good news. We assume you haven’t lost anything yet, but don’t worry if you have. It’s so quiet here at home without you, but I know you that you are having fun! We are missing you, especially James, who needs his football partner back soon. Lots of love,
    Mum, Dad, Grace and Jim.

  42. Hello ST,
    We hope you are having a wonderful time in Asisi. Such a beautiful place and all that time off school. Wow ! Mum & Dad and your brothers are already missing you big time.
    Enjoy and come back to give us all the wonderful stories.
    We love you very much,
    Mum & Dad, Seun & Seye Xxx

  43. Hello everyone,

    We hope you’re having a great time all together and enjoying the weather!

    J, we can’t wait to hear from you all about what happened throughout the week!

    We are all missing you so much and Have Fun!
    Lots of Love from mum, dad and your brothers.

  44. Hi sweetie! (M.H)

    Hope you are enjoying your time in the sun with your friends! we miss you soo much at home. I can’t wait to hear all the things you’ve been doing!

    Lots of love & kisses from Mum, Dad, Sis and Big brother xx

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