Our Monday Morning Trip to the River Thames
Yesterday morning, our class walked down to the riverbank so that we could have a traditional British picnic, whilst watching the boats and ducks pass by. First we walked carefully, in pairs, through Henley town centre. We were all quite excited because the sun was shining and it was a new experience for us all.
After about 25 minutes of walking, we arrived at our location and Mrs Rowlinson asked us to spread our blankets out. We needed to take blankets because they’re a big part of a traditional British picnic but we also wanted to keep our bottoms dry! When we had finished our food, we all had some time to play and Oscar’s Mum had even brought an American football along. Luckily, Harrison’s Mum was super prepared because she had packed some duck food into her handbag. This meant that everyone could have a go at feeding the ducks if they wanted to.
Later on, Mrs Rowlinson called all of the class together so that we could start our next task. We had to use our sketching skills to draw part of the river. Calmly, we sat, on colourful blankets, whilst drawing what we could see from our own point of view. Some people drew ducks, others drew boats and a few drew the interesting buildings around the River Thames. Finally, we had to pack up our belongings and head back to school because we still had an afternoon of learning to get on with. Exhausted, we walked in the heat of the midday sun back up to school but it wasn’t too bad because once we arrived we had a drink and a chill out session. Everyone had a great, memorable morning and I hope that we can do it again very soon.