CHAFYN GROVE - SALISBURY
On Friday Year 5 set off to the Eden Project in Cornwall. We arrived to typical Cornish weather, which quickly improved for the remainder of the trip. The children were fortunate enough to participate in a rainforest workshop, where they learnt about a local tribe in the Amazon and how they use the surrounding environment to survive. The children were shown around the Rainforest Biome and got to explore the wonderful beautiful and unique architecture of the Biome. There was even a Malaysian hut, complete with a vegetable plot and paddy field with growing rice. Bananas, vanilla and cashew plants grew in the humid conditions and the lovely roul-roul partridges and Sulawesi white-eye birds roamed the area too!
The children’s behaviour was impeccable throughout the trip and needless to say when it came to sleeping in the YHA pods- the children were soon fast sleep. On the Saturday morning, we awoke to further sunshine and made our way to breakfast via the scenic journey on the land train. The children then ventured into the Mediterranean Biome, exploring the different species of plants in order to solve a quiz for a winning prize. The trip was rounded off by a necessary visit to the Eden project shop.
A thoroughly enjoyable educational visit and a big thank you to the children for making it so memorable but this would not have been possible without Miss M, Mrs Pettitt and Mr Bell , who helped in making the trip run so smoothly.
Chafyn Grove School, 33 Bourne Avenue, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1LR, 01722 333423