Year Five's Paignton Zoo, Bowling and Sleepover Experience

On the last day of the Spring term, Class 5 spent the day at Paignton Zoo, bowling and sleeping overnight in school - I’ll let them tell you the rest!


Our day at Paignton Zoo was very fun. As soon as we got there, I was buzzing with excitement. Before we even went inside, we saw some flamingos. Their enclosure was massive! There were two mini islands and the rest was water. The class got to stay in an Education place but we were seeing the animals mostly. There were a variety of different animals from giraffes to lions and tigers. There was even an insect place, which was very weird, and red pandas!

Harlow especially loved the reptile house. When we entered, it was boiling! Some of us were a bit scared for there were crocodiles with their teeth sticking out, lurking under the bridge.

One of our favourite animals were the lemurs because they were leaning back trying to warm their tummies by the sun (which looked like meditating). When we were outside at the Education Centre, the peacock was holding his feathers up and it looked beautiful. We also thought the cheetah was cool since it walked right up beside the window where I was!

After spending the day at the zoo, we all travelled to Torquay for a game of bowling and some food! There were many strikes and spares and cheering each other on, resulting in some really impressive scores.

At the end of a very long day, we drove back to school to set up our beds for the night in the school hall!
We played a few games, had hot chocolate and cookies before beginning to settle down for the night. Thankfully, everyone managed to get some rest before waking up for breakfast on Saturday morning.


By Ruby, Holly, Harlow and Ryan


I think it’s safe to say that everyone had a wonderful time, despite being a little tired after a jam-packed day!