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Y6 Liverpool Residential (Summer 2011)

The Liverpool Wheel may be smaller then the London Eye, but it goes a lot faster and it is kind of scary. I know this because one of the teacher’s would not lift her head out of her hands on the first time around and it looked like she was crying. The pods are a bit strange, because there are gaps under the doors. Even though it got faster every time we went round, I still think it was cool!
By Leanne W Y5


When we went to Liverpool, we went on the Liverpool Eye! In our pod there was Megan, Ellena, Amber, Molly, Anna, Sophia and me. When yo


u reached the top you could see all the buildings and the youth hostel. I would love to go on it again !

Chloe V Y6




I would recommend a visit to Liverpool YHA, where we stayed for 2 nights. The rooms were comfortable, with en suite facilities, and each bedroom had between 3 and 4 double bunks. We stayed on the first floor, but I wouldn’t recommend this for toddlers or anyone with a disability as there was no lift. 

The food was very filling and there were several choices. Even our packed lunch was varied and very filling. We sat together for our meals, making sure that we were polite and courteous to members of the public who were staying at the Youth Hostel.


The accommodation was very central, handy for all the main attractions. We visited the Albert Dock, Pier house, Maritime Museum and theTate. We walked around the city centre from the Youth Hostel to the World Museum, St James Cathedral, through China Town and back. We also went on the Big Wheel and visited Everton Football stadium. What a visit, it was superb!! I would go again!!






Our friend, Father Colin Sands, was especially fantastic during our Liverpool visit. He lent us resources and he found friends, who would meet us at the Cathedral, to discuss how the building fared during World War 2. They were so helpful when we toured the cathedral and viewed the photographic exhibition. Many homes around the cathedral were destroyed. It is thought that the pilots found the Cathedral effective as a navigation guide, and that is why they left it standing!!
Father Colin met us on our first night and came along to enjoy a ride on the Big Wheel. We very much appreciate your help, Father Colin, and hope you and your wife, Barbara, have a lovely summer in Penrith



Mr Kevin Stott at Liverpool Cathedral allowed us to climb St James Cathedral Tower.   The cathedral looked very imposing from the Docks in Liverpool, it almost looks like a ‘Guardian of the City.’ Two lifts and a final climb were worth it as the view was amazing.


The guide at the top was magnificent. He told us all about the history of Liverpool and the invaders. We looked from the four sides and picked out all the famous landmarks. We clearly saw where the river Mersey meets the sea and the wind turbines along the coast.

We also saw the Welsh mountains in the distance. What an experience. Thank you, Liverpool Cathedral!




The staff at the Liverpool YHA were just amazing, nothing was too much trouble. They were courteous, helpful and friendly at all times - we can’t wait to book again. The Youth hostel was central and very convenient to all amenities. The accommodation was very comfortable and all rooms were en-suite.


The menu was magnificent. There were several options, healthy choices and all were favourites of ours. The hearty breakfast set us up for the day. The packed lunches were very generous and varied! All of us looked forward to our evening meals. The dinner staff were very supportive and encouraged us to have a taste of new meals. We enjoyed our staff. Thanks YHA staff