What is the worse school trip you have been on?
Mine was a trip to Cold Harbour Mill, a mill which produced cotton and other fibres in a Victorian process, we had to go in costume. We were in Year 6, and it was shanty!
becuase i'm now in 6th form all trips are set out to be boring and educational related. Before we use to go to wicked places even though they were educational related but it just didn't feel that bad that time.
All the trips I've been on have been good, so far as I can remember... but the biology students haven't had it so lucky. They went to Bangor last year, and I think one of the teachers' statement sums it up best: 'If you thought the lichen was exciting, wait until you see the moss!', and in the past couple of weeks they've been to a bird sanctuary and a fish farm.
At least they get trips - I've never had a biology trip (well since like Year 7!)
When i was in year 8 as part of our history course we had to go to Gaisborough Old Hall - which is literally an old hall! IT was soooooooooo boring and so cold and we had to wander around pretending to fill in sheets whilst our teacher stood there wrapped up in 26 layers of clothes and taking occasional drinks from a bottle he kept pulling from hs inside pocket - now i wonder what could have been in that?!
We also went skiing when i was in the first year and although i had a great time some of the other first years had an even better time as they got rather too friendly with the bus drivers! Unluckily they were caught climbing over the balcony into the bus drivers room and so the drivers got sent home and we had to have new ones flown out!
You could have gone by train. The day would start of with a delay beacuse the engine had broken down. The train would then start off, but you would find that the driving was poor- a few stops down the line a group of railway inspectors would enter the driver's cab and order him off as he had been driving druk. A new driver would take over, but beacuse of leaves the train would have wheel slip and cause further delays. When you arrive at the station you find that there will be no train home beacuse the signallers are on strike.
Your's wasn;t sso bad was it (NOTE the above is fiictional but based on real events)
I have vivid memories of spending a whole day in my lower sixth counting blades of grass on the windiest, coldest day on a remote beach in the middle of nowhere. There were a few pwerks though including one of the lads managing to fall in a ditch on the way to the beach and going paddling in the sea (if wading around ankle deep in walking boots with trousers rolled up to the knee in icy cold water in the middle of november counts as paddling!)
One of our teachers thought that grass was so exciting and why couldnt we see the appeal whilst the other one sat in the dunes all day looking thoroughly bored and munching away on his sandwiches. On the way back in the minibus i happened to make a comment (very sarcastically that i never knew grass could be so exciting) when my teacher overheard me and thought that i was serious and so offered to take us away for the weekend to do a similar field trip in a few months time - surprisingly there were very few takers!
Eden Camp, for history. If I recall correctly, the place used to be a POW camp; they managed to recreate the experience quite accurately for ourselves.