Our trip to St Ives

One of the things that we really missed whilst the world was dealing with Coronavirus was taking our pupils on some amazing off-site educational experiences. It has been fantastic to be able to offer so many day trips this year, and just before half term, we took a group of Year 5 and 6 children from across the Federation down to Cornwall for a week long residential.

The children and staff had a wonderful time, visiting St Michael’s Mount, Tate St Ives, Newquay Zoo, Land’s End, the Eden Project, as well as the beach, which is something that we don’t have the chance to do very often, being located in the middle of England! It was a great opportunity for some Geography fieldwork, as well as include aspects of our Global Curriculum. The children also produced some excellent artwork, inspired by the beautiful Cornwall countryside. This was then followed up with a their trip to the Tate to look at the work of local artists.

We were so proud of the children, who were very well behaved and remained in good spirits, even during the long journey home. New friendships were made and the children were great company, with lots of stories for us all to share on our return.