Junior News

Year 6 Residential to Blencathra FSB

25th May 2023

From Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th May, Year 6 students ventured over the Pennines to Threlkeld, Keswick, in the stunning Lake District National Park for their educational trip to the Blencathra Field Study Centre (FSC). 

Upon their arrival at Threlkeld, the students and teachers were greeted by the breathtaking views of the Lake District National Park. The area’s natural beauty served as an ideal backdrop for their three-night stay and the various planned activities relating and enriching their study topic of Mountains and Rivers.

Activities included orienteering, mammal trapping, bushcraft, and canoeing. These activities not only allowed the students to enjoy the beautiful surroundings but also promoted teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills.

To expand the students’ knowledge and understanding of their current study topic, Mountains and Rivers, they participated in a half-day river study. Well-prepared with suitable wellies and waterproof clothing, Year 6 had to work ‘welly deep’ in the great outdoors, alongside their FSC guide. They measured the width, depth, and flow of a local river at various points, collecting valuable data which they will reflect upon in lessons in the coming weeks.

We were very lucky to have perfect weather conditions for our trip, which made our outdoor exploration of the beautiful British countryside even more enjoyable. The combination of hands-on learning, outdoor activities, and personal development opportunities made for an unforgettable adventure in the Lake District National Park. We hope the students enjoyed the trip and have made memories to last. 

Mrs T Haystead 

Year 6 Teacher

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