YEAR 8 EXPLORE CORNWALL TOGETHER
From the 23rd to 26th November, Year 8 pupils went on a residential to Cornwall with Mrs Sims, Miss Warner, Mrs James, Mr Walker and Mr Sanders. They had a fantastic time exploring and learning about the local area and were fortunate to have incredible weather for their time away, despite it being November! The trip was designed to enhance their learning in geography, history and science, and gave them opportunities to explore the topics of sustainability and the environment.
On their first full day in Cornwall, Pupils visited Lizard Point where they were accompanied by a tour guide who taught them about the geographical features of the local area; all of the students were all amazed by the beautiful views and landscape. From there, the group travelled to St. Michael’s Mount. They spent the afternoon exploring the castle and learning about the history of the island. Back at the hostel that evening, the pupils were given a talk entitled ‘It’s a Hard Rock Life’. They learnt about the history of mining in Cornwall and were able to ask questions to an ex-miner which they all found absolutely fascinating.
The next day, the group travelled to the Eden Project. They spent the morning working with the Education Team at the Eden Project and reflected upon how we are all linked to the world’s rainforests. They explored the rainforest biome and were intrigued to see and learn about so many plants, especially the cocoa trees, and some animals! In the afternoon, the group visited the Mediterranean biome, before enjoying an hour of ice-skating. On returning to St. Ives, the group visited the harbour and enjoyed some Cornish ice-cream before heading back to the hostel for the evening.
On the final day, the group travelled home via Carnglaze Caverns. The group were able to learn about the important role that it had played in the history of the area. After this, the Year 8s enjoyed visiting an American Diner before starting the journey home.