Our second day in Bristol began with a huge cooked breakfast at the youth hostel. Everyone was excited about the day ahead.
Our first visit was to the Hindu Temple. Mr Vias welcomed us and told us all about the temple. We have been learning about Hinduism in R.E. lessons at school so we recognised a lot of the gods and knew some stories about them. We were able to ask lots of questions and walk around to explore.
The temple was beautifully decorated and there was so much to see. Worshipers had brought fruit and flowers for the gods and we smelt incense burning.
Our coach met us outside when it was time to go and we soon reached our next visit – “At Bristol.” When we arrived we each put on a wrist band with an individual bar code. This meant we could scan our activities and look at them online later. The museum was packed with exciting science exhibits to explore. Take a look at some of the things we did!
After lunch we had a workshop session on Lego Robotics. In groups of 2 and 3, we learnt how to program our own robot to move around its environment. We used sensors to detect black shapes, objects, and loud sounds, we programmed turns, stops and forward movement with a little bit of help from our 3 experts. After a hour and a half we were able to program our robot to find a helipad (avoiding rocks along the way) and stop in the middle of it after hearing a loud noise!
Everyone loved Lego Robotics and the time just zoomed by!
Next we went to the animation area and lots of people enjoyed making their own animated films.
Finally it was time to visit the shop before getting on the coach for the long journey home. Ms Rowe and Mrs Searson were so proud of everyone for their wonderful behaviour, cooperation and teamwork whilst being away. It was a great Monet Class adventure, full of exciting new experiences. Lots of people overcame different fears and everyone supported and encouraged one another. We would like to thank Isabel, Miss Dunwoody and Emily for accompanying us and taking such good care of everyone. It was an adventure we will never forget!