Aim High Academy Trust

Year 4 Camping - Beamish 2019

On the 8th and 9th June 2019, Year 4 pupils from the three schools enjoyed two action packed days, and a night, at Beamish open air museum. The children explored the sites, including some parts not usually seen by the public; got to know new people from the other schools, making friends in the process; solved problems; enjoyed fantastic food; and only kept the staff awake a little!!!


During the two days, the children took part in a range of activities including investigating the death of a miner; learning what life was like for a child during the war; and had the opportunity to explore the rest of the museum (including the sweet shop of course).

On the Thursday evening, we all enjoyed fish and chips from the Beamish fish and chip shop. They were made using a coal fired fryer and were absolutely delicious!

After tea, we walked off our fish and chips by exploring some of the countryside surrounding the museum. Of course, no camping trip is complete without marshmallows and hot chocolate so we enjoyed those too.

Following a nigh under canvas, we were up early so a little exercise was in order before breakfast.

Breakfast before another full day

After breakfast, Mrs Brown, from Dubmire, managed to work her magic and organise for us to have a ride of the carousel. It was great fun although possibly a longer break after breakfast might have been good!

The two days involved an awful lot of walking so we occasionally we took the chance to enjoy a bit of relaxation on a tram, bus or train. 

After more activities it was time to go home. The children were an absolute credit to their schools, their families and themselves.