Plumpton goes to Portsmouth

Last week, our Plumpton Summer and Junior Programmes all ventured to the seaside city of Portsmouth. Famous for its incredible ships, including HMS Warrior, the Tudor carrack Mary Rose and Horatio Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, and the home of the Royal Navy.

We started off at the Portsmouth Museum, which had three separate floors, showing collections of Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia, Football Memorabilia, and a whole floor dedicated to the evolution of video games, which all of the students were very happy about!

At a sweltering 28 degrees, the students were very excited about going up the Spinnaker Tower, a 170-metre high viewing platform right on the seafront. The tower has the largest glass floor in Europe, which people can walk on, looking down at the drop below. On the second floor, there’s an open-air viewing deck, with fake grass and sun loungers.

Afterwards, the students got to have the freedom to roam around Portsmouth’s famous shopping mall, Gunwharf Quays.

They all thoroughly enjoyed their day out, coming back just in time for dinner.

After Portsmouth, we all got dressed up for Casino Night! There was a range of different tables with games on, and staff created their own ‘Bucksmore Money’ that they could play with. The students learned a good lesson about gambling, many leaving with nothing left! The student with the most winnings bagged themselves a Bucksmore hoodie of their choice!