Well that was fun!!
Twenty seven children some as young as four had a great time exploring the woods around Cockington. We walked along narrow paths in the ‘jungle’ through ferns as tall as the children. We crossed the stream. back over the bridge then under the bridge – everyone wearing wellies as advised. Noticing the flowers and plants as we walked we had our snack buy the stream before playing for a while sliding down the earth banks, paddling and exploring. Soon we were heading up the ‘steep hill’ and on into the grounds of Cockington where the teachers and helpers lost the children for a while when they all disappeared under the branches of a large fir tree! Lunch ended with children rolling down the hills, low level tree climbing and swinging on the springy branches of a giant conifer. On the way back more climbing and a bit more paddling for some very tired but happy children.
The staff and parent helpers really enjoyed their day and it was a pleasure to watch the children become more adventurous over the course of the day. Loads of smiles and only a few bumps and the odd close encounter with stinging nettles. Brilliant day – well done to everyone.
Feedback from the latest incarnation of this course and thanks to Sir Robert Geffery’s Primary School, Landrake for hosting it. Always on the look out for schools willing to host a course or who would like INSET form their staff.
- I really enjoyed today’s course and found it really relevant to daily teaching. I leave with loads of ideas for daily practise and look forward to implementing this with my class: Naomi – Landulph Primary
- I really enjoyed this session. It gave me lots of ideas that can be realistically achieved: Jessica – Ugborough Primary School, Devon
- Enjoyed seeing how a range of resources can be used; also how simple activities can be used to develop reasoning through questioning: Sarah – Ermington Primary
- A good and effective way of covering a large area in a short amount of time. Lots of different ideas generated showing clearly how they can be integrated into every day school life: Jamie – Sir Robert Geffery’s Primary School
This time with a Bronze age theme with the year 3 children from Victoria Road Primary School. Great weather and a chance not only to visit Bronze age round house remains and burial sites but also to explore the rocks on Kings Tor and play in the stream.