Our final full day consisted of a visit to the Eden camp, a museum in Malton
In the evening we had our talent show – never mind Britain’s Got Talent’ SABP.
The weather forecast hadn’t been too encouraging for Wednesday, so we were pleasantly surprised
a dry, if rather chilly, morning. At 9:30 a.m. we were reunited with our friendly coach driver for the
one and a half hour drive to Eden Camp. Eden Camp is a former prisoner-of-war camp which once
housed captive German and Italian servicemen. It has since been converted into a fascinating
museum, which focuses mainly on the Second World War, but also on other 20th Century conflicts.
Once we arrived the children immediately began to work their way through the exhibitions,
poring over the information and answering questions from their camp diaries. Aside from the
presentations and dioramas inside the huts, there were also outdoor attractions such as genuine
World War II tanks, aircraft, air raid shelters and artillery pieces. After lunch we made our way to the
Music Hall hut, where we were entertained by puppeteers who recreated famous routines of
wartime entertainers such as George Formby, Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields and Stanley Holloway.
We then did some research on contemporary newspapers before heading for the gift shop and a
spot of retail therapy.
We drove back to Bewerley through some beautiful countryside and occupied ourselves in the
hour before dinner by preparing for tomorrow’s departure, tidying our dorms and identifying acts
who were taking part in the upcoming talent show.
There was a real sense of anticipation as we met up in Bewerley Park’s meeting hall, which had its
own proper stage where our performers could strut their stuff. We were not to be disappointed –
our audience and our carefully selected panel of celebrity judges were treated to a wide variety of
high-quality entertainment. One act after another, including impressionists, singers, actors, dancers
and some acts which defied categorisation, demonstrated just how much talent we have in our
current Year 6 – and we’ve only witnessed one half of the year group so far! The prospects for this
year’s end of year production are looking good!
Back home tomorrow with lots of great stories to tell . Pleas e check the school app for expected arrival time.