Travelling Ted - 2012/13

Travelling Ted

Travelling Ted is a very valued member of our school community. He spends time each week with families from school and writes about his adventures in his diary.

Travelling Ted likes to join children on exciting adventures both in and out of school.

He loves to have his photograph taken and share all of his adventures with his friends.

If you are going somewhere exciting or unusual, why not invite Travelling Ted along? As long as you write a report with a photograph for his webpage - he'd love to join you.

Ted's Weekend on the Welsh Farm

8 June 2013

Travelling Ted spent a wonderful weekend at a working farm in Wales. He watched the sheep being sheared and went to collect his own eggs from the chickens. He even got to drive the quad bike around the farm - in such beautiful weather! The sheep were happy to have Ted for company!

Ted meets some of the sheep.
Ted on the aptly named equipment.

Ted on the quad bike.

Ted's visit to Ireland

April 2013

Travelling Ted was accompanied by one of his friends from Year 2 and his Grandparents on a short Easter break to County Galway Ireland. It was his first time on an aeroplane. They flew from Birmingham airport to Knock airport in Co Mayo.

They went to Loughrea Cathedral, Loughrea lake, Eyre Square in Galway and visited family and friends.

Ted arrives at Knock Airport.
Ted at Loughrea Cathedral.

Ted at Disneyland Paris

24 to 29 March 2013

Travelling Ted joined one of our pupils, her parents, her cousins, aunt, uncle and granny on a trip to Disneyland.

He travelled with everybody down to Ashford in Kent to stay at the Travelodge on his young friend's 5th Birthday ready to go on the Eurostar. After much excitement, we arrived in Paris two hours later and went straight into the park. We all headed for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. The ride finished in the Caribbean restaurant so we stayed for tea and Ted got to join in singing Happy Birthday. He also tried out Planet Hollywood where he met a shark and the Rainforest Cafe.

We got to stay in the Pink Palace Hotel and got to meet most of the Disney Characters. Ted even went on the Indiana Jones Temple of Doom ride and survived. His favourite ride was Buzz Lightyears which he went on six times!

On Wednesday Ted joined us on the Metro for a trip to the Arc de defense, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.

Ted travelled by Eurostar to Disneyland Paris.
Ted had packed his passport.

Ted meets an old friend.
Ted meets Buzz Lightyear.

Ted with Minnie Mouse.
Ted and friend meet Mike from Monsters Inc.

Ted at the Arc de Triomphe.
Ted at the Eiffel Tower.

Ted visits Windsor

2/3 March 2013

In March 2013 Travelling Ted went on a trip to Windsor. He visited Windsor Castle where he enjoyed watching the Changing of the Guard. He also had a fabulous time exploring the grounds at nearby Clivedon House.

Ted at Windsor.
Ted enjoys the changing of the guard.

Ted Goes Skiing

February 2013

During February half term 2013 Travelling Ted went skiing.

Ted had a wonderful time in the French Alps visiting a resort called La Plagne. Skiing was tricky to master but Ted concentrated hard in Ski School and made excellent progress. The scenery was stunning and Ted can't wait to go again.

Ted takes a well earned break from skiing.
Where is Ted?

Ted wraps up warm.
Ted the super skier.

Ted in London

January 2013

At the end of January 2013, Ted enjoyed a weekend break in London. He had a wonderful time visiting museums and the theatre. Ted was delighted at how busy the museums and art galleries were. Ted really enjoyed his theatre trip to see 'Wicked' and finding out how the wicked witch really wasn't so wicked after all.

We wonder if Ted will see the Queen?   Ted really enjoyed the Natural History Museum
Wow - look at the size of a Blue Whale!   A stunning building
Visiting Harrods   An evening in the West End of London
Waiting for 'Wicked' to begin   Ted had a superb evening at the theatre

Strictly Ted

19 January 2013

On Saturday 19th January 2013, Ted braved the deep snow and winter weather to attend 'Strictly Come Dancing live'. Ted has been following his favourite TV series throughout the Autumn term and was delighted to see some of this years contenders in the live tour.

Ted and the strictly live dance floor.
Ted was amazed when Bruno awarded a '10'!

Travelling Ted at the Pantomime

January 2013

During the Christmas and New Year season, pupils from the Abbey were involved in the fabulous, fun pantomime - Robinson Crusoe at Birmingham's Hippodrome Theatre. He even got to meet one of its stars, Brian Conley. This was a great experience for all involved.

Outside the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre.
Ted meets Brian Conley.

Ted's Holiday to Devon

October 2012

After a long and tiring journey from Birmigham to Devon, we (my mum, dad, Ted and me) finally arrived at the small, cosy, quiet village of Wollacombe. As Ted woke from my arms, he started to read 'Diary of a Wimpy Bear' which he thoroughly enjoyed. When we entered our hotel we went strtaight to Reception to get our room keys. At 7.30 pm we all went downstairs to a taste bud popping and breathtaking meal that was truly scrumptious. Over the next three days Ted experienced a variety of exciting activities but he mostly enjoyed meeting the dinosaurs.

by Mia, Year 5

Ted on the beach.
Ted at the museum.