On Friday 18 November the entire Nursery, Infant and Junior School community set off on this year’s exciting BBC Countryfile ramble for Children in Need.

Snacks packed, water bottles filled, trainers fastened, the day started with all of the children and staff heading to the nearby tram stop. Thanks again to Nottingham Express Transit (NET) for supporting our venture and getting us all safely to and from our destinations. The younger children particularly loved the tram ride and were all impeccably behaved. Disembarking at Nottingham Railway Station they then snaked their way down to the canal side and headed off on their ramble. It was very exciting seeing all the sights along Nottingham’s Waterways as they made their way to the new Island Quarter and Binks Yard where they rendezvoused with the older pupils who had disembarked at Gregory Street and made their way from there.



Everybody enjoyed a lunch stop at Binks Yard during which entertainment was provided by the Year 5 and 6 Ukuladies with Mr Rolfe and Miss Trease. Much singing and dancing took place and was even captured by the BBC which featured some of the event in their montage later that evening.



Rambling resumed after lunch with all groups re-joining the canal path and heading towards the River Trent Embankment, then along there to the tram stop near the Wilford Bridge for the return journey to school.

All of the children were amazing, well behaved, polite to other walkers and sensible by the water. They really are a credit to to the school. They loved the day and saw so many interesting buildings, boats and wildlife along the way. As well as raising over £1,600 for Children in Need they also raised awareness of off-street pedestrian routes in the City of Nottingham.

There were tired legs but happy smiles at the end of the day, lots of money raised and memories made. Well done everybody.