Junior News

Year 5 Residential to Castle Head

18th May 2023

On Wednesday 17th May, our enthusiastic Year 5 students embarked on their residential trip to visit Castle Head Field Studies Centre in Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria. 

Over the past few months, Year 5 have been working hard on their Sustainability topic, studying local coastlines. They created clay models of a Headland, modelling and painting them carefully, whilst discussing the geography of our coastlines and how people are working hard to protect them. 

This trip allows students to gain important practical experience of completing a coastal study, to consolidate their learning on sustainability, climate change and how this affects our local environments, such as rising sea levels and coastal erosion. 

As part of their coastal study, our students explore the beautiful shores of Cumbria, examining various coastal processes such as erosion, transportation, and deposition. They collect data and observe the effects of these processes on the landscape, gaining insight into the dynamic nature of coastal environments. 

Students will also assess the impact of human activities on the coastal environment; analysing how coastal development, pollution, and tourism affect the delicate balance of these ecosystems and we will discuss the importance of sustainable practices in preserving our natural resources.

Alongside the coastal study, the three day trip will also include exciting team building activities such as completing a high ropes course, raft building, traversing and climbing the cliffs of Humphrey Head as well as miniature caving and searching for creatures at Bardsea Bay.

Mr A Bray

Year 5 Teacher

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