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Year 5 and 6 Basingstoke Trip

Oak and Maple classes had great fun in Basingstoke town centre today. The children explored the history and culture of our fantastic town.

We took a trip to Thomas Burberry's old shop. Did you know that Thomas Burberry is well known for designing the waterproof trench coat for soldiers during WWI which he patented as 'Garbardine'? As well as this, we visited his grave which is situated in the Holy Ghost Cemetery.

The Willis Museum was a popular stop off point and gave the children lots of interesting facts about the history of Basingstoke. Luckily, there was also a Star Wars exhibition in the museum, which went down a storm!

Finally, we visited St Michael's Church, which was badly hit during the WWII bombings.

The trip was finished off nicely with a run around in Eastrop Park. We expect the children feel just as tired as the adults do after all that walking and exploring!