Read the latest updates of Year 5's Swanage Trip 2018.
After what seemed like an age (traffic, diversions and a whole lot of noise), we finally arrived at Swanage. Once rooms were allocated, lunch was served, then off we all went to Swanage beach for an hour or two.
Back at the centre, everyone enjoyed a dinner of fish and chips but the fun didn’t stop there! The children were surprised with a trip to the swimming pool with the added bonus of being able to watch England vs Tunisia in the World Cup Finals.
See below a video montage of the best bits of day 1:
After a hearty breakfast, we started off on our day’s hike to Putlake Adventure Farm. The children enjoyed time in the indoor play area, whizzing round on the go-karts and talking about and feeding the animals. The children also had time to look around the shop and buy some souvenirs.
Overall, we have hiked over 7 miles – the children enjoyed the views and stories that our guide told us – they even saw dinosaur footprints!
Back at the site, we had dinner and then had a smugglers talk within the forest school. It included our own campfire, which we got to use for toasting marshmallows later in the evening. During the smugglers talk, some children volunteered to dress up and play out characters within the story being told. It was great fun and lots of laughter took place. See the slideshow below for the best bits of day 2!
After breakfast we began our day with a coach journey to Kings Wood. Here we walked through the woods learning about wildlife and King Alfred’s Burnt Cakes. Walking up the steep hills, we suddenly found ourselves up amongst the mist of the clouds, overlooking the local area and gasping at the views. We walked along 9 Barrow Down taking in the scenery, the sun broke out and we all spotted a steam train going past in the distance.
We arrived at Corfe Castle at lunchtime, after lunch we had a tour of the grounds and were treated to lots of fascinating historical stories. We had the chance to act again, if only the Oscars could have seen us – best actor and actress awards would definitely have been won! Next, we caught the historic steam train back to Swanage, spent some time on the beach and then headed back to the centre in time for dinner. The rest of the evening was spent on-site at the adventure park and field. Rounders, cricket and football was played, the teachers even joined in. We are all very tired. The best bits are shown below:
What a great day everyone had. We walked along the sand dunes of Knoll Beach in Studland, and played nature-trail bingo and other games. We then spent the whole afternoon at the beach having ice creams and building many sand castles. In the evening there was another treat – chips at the seafront. We got to see all the boats in the calm sea and collected many shells. The best bits of the day are below:
The students had a little shopping trip in town before the coach journey home. Tired children has meant for a quiet coach journey.
The staff members who went on school journey this year would like to thank all students - this year we have received many compliments from members of the public commenting on how well behaved they are and how the school should be very proud.
Please keep popping back to visit the website as a gallery will be up shortly containing many more photos of our fantastic school journey this year.