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Do Something Different Day

A great day had by all!

Our 'Do something Different Day' seems to have been a resounding success, with lots of reports coming in about all the lovely things everyone did. At school, children had an amazing time in the sunshine dancing, doing newspaper shield challenges, having water fights to test those sheilds and roasting marshmallows around a campfire! 

Other people went to the Science Museum, London Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, The Clink Museum, Willows Activity Farm, Paradise Park and many more. 

We are building a celebration Gallery here. If youd like to add your photos, and share the fun you had,  please send them to and we'll add them. 


Some of the comments so far...


"Thanks for the opportunity to have fun in the sun!"


"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to 'do something different' today.  Our Family all enjoyed a wonderful day out in London visiting the Clink Prison Museum where we saw and heard about the oldest prison in Britain.  We saw some gruesome and scary torture instruments and were even able to try some out (unfortunately we had to release Mr Floyd from the torture chair).

We then visited the Cross Bones Graveyard, a post medieval disused burial ground a few hundred yards from the prison where over 15,000 poor women and children were buried in unconsecrated ground.

We then took a short stroll to Borough Market where we were all challenged to drink a Wheatgrass shot - a super super food!  Wondering through the market on such a wonderfully sunny day in London was a real treat.  We enjoyed a lovely lunch, bought some fresh pasta and treated ourselves to some brownies and cookies from the cake stalls.

All in all, we had the best day off.  We came home tired but full of lovely memories of a very special day.  Thank you!"


"Dear St Michael’s
Thank you for the option to “Do Something Different” with L last Friday.
We took the opportunity to go and visit St Paul’s Cathedral, which L really enjoyed.
We took the bus from Islington after visiting L grandparents so got to show her the City too!
Once we arrived we walked through the grounds which were beautiful and really busy with tourists, which made L appreciate living in such a fabulous Capital. We took the tour inside the Cathedral and even managed to catch the lunchtime service and say the Lord’s Prayer!
We tried out the Whispering Gallery and found that it worked (if you were not too far away).
After the tour we stopped for some lunch and had it in the gardens at St Paul’s. L really enjoyed soaking in the hustle and bustle of central London, and gained a new appreciation of her home City.
She wanted to take the a Tube back to Islington, and once we got there we took a stroll down to Regents Canal back to her grandparents house to collect Buddy!
We really did have a wonderful day together and wanted to thank St Michael’s for the brilliant opportunity."

"They (the children) went to Grovelands park in the morning to splash in the stream in their wellies and in the afternoon they went to work with Mummy helping out her reception class. They played with the children and helped them with their writing.


They really enjoyed their day! I think it was a great idea and hopefully it will be repeated another year."



"We took them to Lee Valley Park Farm. Where they played, went down a giant hill slide, climbed a spider net tower, fed lambs and jumped on a massive pillow."



"Please can you pass on my thanks to Miss Matthews for the wonderful idea of ‘do something different day’.
It truly gave the opportunity to do something different that was less costly being a week day and far less busy.
We chose to team up with some other friends from class and visit Kidszania in London, I can honestly say an amazing time was had by all."



First of all, just to say a huge thank you to Miss Matthews and the school for making the Do Something Different day possible. We had a fantastic long weekend exploring the Jurassic Coast - headland walks, looking for fossils, crabbing and playing on the beach. It was such a wonderful experience and I'm sure the boys will have many great memories of our trip.
It tied in really nicely with A's  "prehistory" topic where they are learning about fossils - he took the fossil we found (and a couple we bought!) into school last week to show his class. Alex has become fascinated by rocks as well as fossils. B loved the crabbing and has decided that as well as being a zookeeper, he wants to work with animals in an aquarium!