When you know you are going up the i360 and then to the pier, you think of how lovely that will be on a summer’s day in June. However, the British weather had different plans. Up we went, but unfortunately the view was clouds upon clouds, plus fog!  But a fun experience nevertheless.

Then we walked back towards the pier in the rain, I gave the Year 8s their wristbands for the rides and off they went.  Just one rule … DO NOT LEAVE THE PIER! They had a lot of fun and, once again, I succumbed to pressure and went on some of the rides with them. Those that were not thrill seekers enjoyed the arcades. They were delighted to be given some money to budget for their own lunch in groups of three. So, although the weather didn’t play ball to start with, the Year 8s had a lot of fun and we travelled back with smiles on our faces. All in all, I call that a very successful trip!

Laura Percy-White