Earlier this term the Year 6s enjoyed a fantastic combined History/Geography field trip to the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. On Wednesday it was tents up time before heading off to visit Corfe Castle where the enthusiastic guides were full of information and gruesome tales of the castle’s long and dark history. Back at the campsite the children feasted on a pasta campfire supper before getting stuck into some energetic games of ‘Flashlight Tag’ and ‘Virus’ until it was time to settle down for the night.
The next morning, having awoken from a good but chilly night’s sleep, bacon butties and hot chocolate got everyone going before the group set off across the ranges to Lulworth. A short lecture was followed by a walk to the cove then on up to Stairhole before trekking over the hill to explore the infamous Durdle Door. After a well-deserved ice cream there was a visit to Studland, then the Old Harry Rocks, before settling in for fun, games and a campfire BBQ back at the campsite.
On Friday morning the children thoroughly enjoyed their tour of the tremendous Tank Museum in Bovington. The experience included taking part in two thought-provoking workshops: The Warhorse Story and The Tank Experience. After a hot lunch it was time to head for home in time for the weekend and a well-earned rest after a great trip. Staff on the trip commented on what good company the Year 6 children had been throughout.