Pre-Prep Out & About

Wow, we are so pleased to have been able to take every year group in Pre-Prep on a trip this term!

Kindergarten were excited just to be climbing into the minibus, enjoying the journey almost as much as our lovely day out at Cholderton Charlie’s Rare Breeds Farm. We were welcomed by a vocal peacock who seemed delighted to see us, and the children enjoyed every aspect of the day, from handling their favourite animals and learning all about the rare breeds, to marching along on a good walk and enjoying a well-deserved picnic lunch in the fresh, farm air.

Bunnies and Bear Cubs were just as enthusiastic about their trip to Danebury Hillfort, for which we made our own lunch – they are now all expert bread butterers! We had a wonderful day, exploring right to the top of the hill, using the unique setting to play some games and enhancing our history knowledge by learning about Danebury. We finished it all off by sharing our well-earned picnic.

Year 1 had a cultural trip to the beautiful Roche Court. Having the opportunity to see large sculptures, set in a natural landscape, was a striking experience. The children were also fortunate enough to see an artist at work, on site. There was much to discuss about the creation of these artworks, what they meant to the children and whether the artists achieved their aims. We had a reflective and thought-provoking day – and a lot of fun, as well, of course!

Year 2 set off to Berwick Farm on the Fonthill Estate, Fonthill Bishop, on what turned out to be a sweltering day, but we were well protected and equal to the challenge! Many schools took part in the Countryside Day, which gave the children the chance to see many aspects of life on a working estate. Two highlights of the day were the sheep shearing demonstration and a talk on the importance of bees; and naturally the big farm machinery was a hit, as always.

We are looking forward to sharing more about all of our trip experiences with you in the Summer Newsletter.

Sue Wilton

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