Activities Week: All Aboard! 02 July 2012
On the Monday, the Latymer pupils built plywood baseboards and designed their layouts using a special computer programme and on Tuesday they made scale model buildings and scenery. As a treat on Wednesday they took a trip on a steam train on the Watercress Line in Hampshire where they met up with a grandfather of two Latymer pupils who maintains the steam trains and a Former Pupil who lives near the railway.
On the Thursday they wrote short stories to tell the primary school pupils which they could illustrate with their model railways, and on Friday it was Showtime! The thirty Year 3 pupils arrived in the morning, in a great long line having walked along the River Thames from their school near Hammersmith Bridge. After settling them down in the Sixth Form Common Room, the Latymer pupils told their stories and gave out railway tickets and colouring sheets that they had devised to entertain the little ones.
An extra bit of excitement was to be had when two of the Science Technicians brought down the School’s two guinea pigs to show the children.
The morning ended with some of the Latymer pupils reading an Ivor the Engine story to the Year 3s, who, having refreshed themselves on juice and biscuits kindly laid on by the Latymer Catering Department, departed at midday back to their school.