On Friday 18th September the whole of Year Five went to Lulworth Cove. We went as part of our topic on the ‘Jurassic Coast’, which we are studying till Christmas.
In the morning at school we were split into our groups with their leaders and then boarded onto the two large coaches. Once we all arrived, we were all very excited to get going.
Everyone walked to the Visitor Centre and we met the three rangers from Lulworth Cove who were going to lead us through the activities. My group (5M) went with Derry, Mrs Wood’s class went with Kirsten and Miss Tinsley’s class went with David.
The three activities which all the children got to explore were a walk around Lulworth; starting at Stair hole and studying the rocks which can be seen and looking at the naturally formed caves, arches, stacks and stumps. Then walking down from the view point and acting out how the cove was formed.
Outside the visitor centre was the second activity where the groups got to look at the types of rock found at Lulworth and work out which would be best to build a house out of.
Finally, the last activity was in the school room where each ranger talked through a power point with videos, pictures and animations on Lulworth cove and how erosion has taken place and caused the features we see today. We even got a brief glimpse into the future of what may happen with erosion to Lulworth cove!
After the activities with the rangers it was finally lunch time! We all sat on a field near to the cove and after lunch everyone got to play in the field and roll down the hill!
As a treat after playing and lunch we were all able to get an ice cream! There were so many flavours and colours to choose from and everyone said how delicious they were. Mine definitely was!
After a final play, we had a photo as a group and walked back to the coaches to head to school.
I think that I can say we all had a brilliant time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Plus we missed the rain all day too! I would also like to thank the parent helpers and staff who came on our trip as without you it wouldn’t have been possible to go. Thank you!
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