Y5 were VIP guests at the official opening of Swanage Youth Hostel after its £1.5 million refurbishment. They accompanied the mayor and CEOs of the Youth Hostel to cut the ribbon before being treated to a delicious lunch and some enormous ice-creams! After lunch they had a session learning about dinosaurs and fossil-hunting on the Jurassic Coast and even had the opportunity to go panning for fossils. An amazing day and thank you to everyone at Swanage Youth Hostel for inviting our pupils to be part of this event.
Thank you to all the crew members of Swanage Lifeboat who gave up their time to show us around their amazing lifeboats and lifeboat station. We had a brilliant morning learning about the boats and what they do.
Too cold for birdwatching? Too windy for birdwatching? Too wet for birdwatching? No! Old-school hardcore birdwatching with years 3 & 5. Thanks again to Birds of Poole Harbour for organizing this super trip. See you next year!
As part of their WW2 topic, year 6 visited Fort Henry to find out the important part Studland played during the Second World War. We were pleased to welcome Chris Copson from the Keep Museum who gave us a guided tour and then shared a range of artefacts with us.
The evacuees form Year 6 arrived safely at Swanage Railway Station. They then enjoyed hospitality at the British Restaurant that re-opened (for one day only) at Swanage United Reformed Church. Whilst they were there they enjoyed a lunch of baked beans, mash and corned beef rissoles followed by jam tart and custard! Music was provided by Spike’s gramophone. They were joined for lunch by some visitors who shared their wartime memories of Swanage. The day finished with a good old sing song!
Many thanks to the URC for hosting the event.
As part of their topic work on World War II, year 5 recently visited The Tank Museum for some hands-on history.
Another great trip to the RSPB reserve at Arne, this time for year 6. They enjoyed walking the nature trail to the harbour edge, and clambering around the adventure trail.
Hot on the heels of the BBC, year 2 visited Arne for a day of investigating and learning in support of their topic, Birds. It wasn’t even spoiled by the rain. Half the school were busy getting rained on that day… year 4 at Brenscombe, year 2 at Arne and year 1 at Corfe Castle.
Year 1 visited Corfe Castle for a packed day of train travel, castle exploring and rain. We enjoyed huddling into King John’s toilets, three of them, side-by-side, for chatting. We learned that the king got so fed up with being cold he invented the dressing-gown to keep himself warm. Also, girls did not wear knickers, apparently.
Here are some pictures of the day:
Year 6 spent a fantastic day at Salisbury Cathedral. They dressed up as members of the clergy to find out about who’s who in the cathedral, as well as having an interesting tour and creating a stained-glass window.