Today, we went on a very interesting trip around our city ...Manchester. We walked all day around our wonderful city looking at some of the interesting places it has to offer.
First we got the bus from Princess Parkway into town. As we approached town the children noticed that it was much busier than our local area.
First we went to Central Library at St Peter's square. We thought the building was a really cool shape and couldn't wait to see the domed roof from inside. We knew that we needed to be quiet inside the building because it's a library and lots of people would be working and studying inside.
After we explored the library we took a short walk over to Manchester Town Hall. On the way we spotted the Manchester busy bee. We saw it on lamp posts, bin and even on the stone ground! We sat on the monument steps and and had our snack. Just then the clock bell started to ring telling us it was 11 o' clock. The bell rang 11 times, it was very loud! Unfortunately, we couldn't go into the town hall because they are renovating it but it looked beautiful from the outside.
When we finished our snack, we decided that we wanted to go and see Beetham Tower next so we walked towards Deansgate . Just then we spotted the magnificent glass skyscraper through the other buildings. It really towers about all the buildings in Manchester.
When we turned the corner we couldn't believe how impressive Beetham Tower is . We all looked up in astonishment. Ms lindsay then went into the tower and asked if we could go up to ' cloud 23'. Luckily the kind people that work there is yes!
We squeezed in the lift and went up higher and higher and higher! Some of our ears even popped! From 'Cloud 23' we could see all over Manchester...we even spotted Central libaray, Manchester townhall, the train tracks, the canal and Old Trafford football stadium. What a fantastic view it was! Some children said they felt like a bird in the sky.
Next we had our lunch in the Roman Fort Gardens. We had to eat our lunch quickly because there were some pesky pigeons looking for their lunch too!
A little while later we walked to St John's Gardens and saw the Victorian school on the way! Can you guess where the playground was?
Our last stop was John Rylands library. It is the oldest library in Manchester. Inside it looked like something out of a Harry Potter movie with the old books and stone staircases.
Finally we walked up Market Street to Picadilly Gardens and jumped on the bus back to school.
What a great day we had in Manchester!
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Bring PE kits in on a Monday please and leave in school until Friday.
We will change Reading Books at least once a week so please bring book bags in daily.
Don't forget you can borrow books from the lending library which is open every morning from 8:55am till 9:10am.
This is situated in the Year 2 entrance.
(old office area )