Some of the mums and staff got together to run 5K to raise some money towards research for a cancer cure. We had lots of fun getting really muddy and raised over £3000 . There were lots of people there to support us and some familiar faces from school too. We all got a medal when we had finished.
Here are some new pictures. This is my family I am staying with and their dog Layla. We have been to lots beaches. There was a hot rod car show and Roo loved the cars. We saw a skateboard shop and a surf board shop. They are filming Pirates of the Caribbean here and so we went to the film sets but we didn’t see any actors. They have big sheets behind the sheet where they do green screening ! We then went to Sydney for a few days. It is a very big city . We had a bedroom on the 21st floor of the hotel. Hattie and Elliot sent me a picture when they went to Sydney so I went to the same place. George’s mum told us to go to a restaurant on the beach. We had a fantastic fish lunch. We went to Sydney Aquarium and saw lots of sharks. Roo was safe behind the glass ! Mrs Hirons has lots of videos to sort but she is busy helping Jack and Ella with their homework so she will get them sorted soon !
We took Ella and Jacks dog Layla for a walk in the bush . We then travelled to Brisbane for a few days. Our bedroom was high up on 21st floor. It looked over the city and down to Anzac Square which is a war memorial.
We went on a trip to Tamborine to see some glow worms. We went to paradise country park to watch sheep shearing. There is a zoo there with lots of koalas, dingos and kangaroos so Roo had a great chat .
We went to Newstead house and in the garden there is a sausage tree. The fruit look like great big sausages but you cant eat them . Roo saw a secret door in a tree. We went on a river cruise to see the city from the water .
In the evening we went to an Outback Spectacular which is a horse show. We all had to wear hats. We then travelled to Rockhampton on a train that took 6 hours. That is a whole day at school !
We went to an Australian museum which had an old hospital, school and church there. There were lots of old cars and we got to ride in them.We listened to a didgeridoo player and learnt how to throw a boomerang ! Mrs Hirons was very good and hers came back to her .
Our last trip was to a crocodile farm . It was quite scary when they were being fed ! We were very close. I will make some videos of the crocodile soon.
We are going back to Ella and Jacks house for more adventures. They are filming the pirates of the caribbean just down the road from where they live !!
Thank you Rabbits. It was great to hear from you . I am glad your castle trip was fun . There are no castles in Australia !! We are having a lovely time.
It is the winter in Australia but it is still sunny and warm and you need your sun cream and hats.
Jack and Ella go to high school now so it is a really big school, a bit like Frome College .
. It wasn’t scary in the tower even though it was 74 floors up. It has the fastest lift in Australia. There is a screen in the lift and you can watch it going up and down when you are in it. I have a video which I will put on next week. It went up to 65 mph !!
We went on 2 planes . The first one went to Hong Kong snd took 12 hours and the 2nd one took us to Brisbane and it took 8 hours. I watched 6 movies and listened to lots of music. You have your own television and head phones so you can watch whatever you want .
Our favourite beach is surfers paradise . It is the one you see from the tower . It goes on forever and the waves are really big for the surfers. Roo ate lots of salad on the plane and we shared the ice cream as it was a big tub .
Roo went to an Australian outback farm and he met lots of kangaroos and he had a great chat with some of his family. He saw Koalas and Dingos. He also watched sheep being sheared . Mrs Hirons had to help make the tea over the fire so it was a bit like Australian forest school !!
We are in Brisbane for a few days so we will sent lots of pictures and videos when we get back to Jack and Ella’s house on Saturday . Love Mrs Hirons and Roo Xx
I have had a lovely week away in Cornwall for half term . I am staying in a village called Flushing near Falmouth. The cottage I am staying in has a back garden which over looks the river so you can watch all the boats going in and out of Falmouth harbour. I went to watch the big waves in Portleven but from a safe distance. There is a dinghy outside the cottage in the water that has a snake in it to stop the seagulls landing on it but they don’t seem to notice it !!!. I went to StIves and went on a pirate walk. It was great fun. While we in St Ives the dolphins came into the harbour again just like last year. I was very lucky to see them leap out of the water.
I am now on the Gold Coast near Brisbane . I had to get a plane from Sydney to Brisbane but it was just an hour !
Today we went to the rainforest and went for a walk.Mrs Hirons says it was very different to forest schools. It was very high up and we went for a tree top walk.
Jack went up a special ladder that takes you even higher !!!
We saw a snake and a kangaroo. Ella fed the birds. They are called rosella and are a type of parrot.
We have had a busy couple of days visiting Sydney. The opera house is amazing. The bridge is so tall and is always very busy. You can have a special trip where you can walk to the top. It must be very windy up there . Sydney has lots of old and new buildings all mixed up.There is a special train that goes around the city above your head.
We then went to Bondi beach on the bus. The waves were small so there were only a few surfers. The water was so clear and blue. It felt cold when you stepped in but the board said the sea temperature was 21 degrees .
There are lots of different birds around and I will have to get a book to check what some of them are.
We then went to Manly on a ferry. We saw lots of boats on the way.
The sunsets have been very pretty.
We are off to Brisbane today to meet Mrs Hirons family. The children here have Easter holidays from school too.
Have a great holiday and I look forward to hearing what you are all up to !
I went to Glastonbury carnival on Saturday. I have never been to the carnival before and I was amazed at how fantastic all the floats were. There were lots of people watching and I had a great time trying to choose my favourite float. Some of the floats had people standing still like statues and others with lots of moving parts and people dancing. Have a look at my photographs and see if you can choose the best.