recently i was asked about some school trip photos that were taken in the hot summer of 1976, i was able to find the photos that my sister had took while she was on a weeks holiday with Moorland Road High school .
the week was full of walking and climbing the hills and dales in the beautiful Lake District .
im told by one of the students that went who had fantastic experiences and memories of the trip-
"Striding Edge is notorious for serious casualties amongst experienced climbers and we were hopping down it without a care.".
the trip was open to year 3, 4 and 5 .
looking at the Lake District photos im not sure if schools today would be able to organise such trips, due to the health and safety procedure, but i know my sister has wonderful memories of this school trip-
My memories of school trips are - i went Stanley Head activity centre in 1977 for a 5days with Sneyd Green school - the first time i was away from home, at the time i thought this place was 100s miles away from home. the group activities were hillwalking, orienteering, etc. all good countryside activities.
i was also very fortunate to be able to go to France with sneyd green school and with Moorland Road school to vist the 1st & 2nd war grave cemeteries of Belgium and Northern France- , the sound of the Last Post at the Ypres (Menin gate) Memorial is a very moving memory .
when my daughter had the chance to go Stanley Head with her junior school i knew that she would also have great memories of her time there.
These school trips encouraged new experiences that at the time we wouldnt have been able to take part in.