Monday 10 May was the day of Year 1’s long-awaited trip to The Stockyard Education Centre at Bushy Park, and although the weather wasn’t on our side, there was a buzz in the air and big smiles all round!
We were the first school to visit the stunning Royal Park since lockdown, and felt very happy and privileged to be able to visit. The minute we arrived, we were greeted by our friendly expert Hannah and her team. The girls quickly settled down to their first task which was a fun, practical game about healthy plant growth. We learnt about seed germination, pollination and the life cycle of plants. Then we played lots of games and had fun pretending to be the honey bees!
The girls were enthusiastically engaged in their learning, and enjoyed exploring the open green spaces; enjoying the nature and spotting different types of wild plants and flowering plants. The girls were very pleased to see many animals along our nature walk; spotting wild rabbits, geese, horses and a heron!
We then enjoyed a very tasty picnic lunch. This was followed by a tree detective hunt session in the beautiful grounds where the girls enjoyed using their tree identification sheet and completed leaf and tree rubbings. After that, we created artwork using nature found on the ground. We were impressed with how well-behaved the girls were, and their excellent knowledge and understanding of plants and trees.
The girls loved being outside and enjoyed the sunnier spring spells of sunshine, as did the staff! We can’t wait for our next school trip!
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