Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Leeson House

Earlier this term we visited Leeson House Field Centre and had the most amazing time. We had adventures in Corfe Castle and heard all about the history and ghost stories of the ruins - we even acted out some of the stories with costumes. From the castle we walked up to the village of Kingston through some beautiful countryside in the sunshine.

For the next two days we spent alot of our time getting very wet as the weather was rather unkind to us. We soldiered on and still walked around the surrounding countryside learning about the smugglers of Dorset and how they operated in times gone by.

We looked at fossils and learned about food chains and local rock formations. We made natural art and even managed to sit quietly enough in the woods to get some bird spotting done. Our last morning was spent pond dipping and we caught a great crested newt - very rare!

The food, as always, was fabulous and one of the children generously provided us with Birthday cakes on the second evening so that we could celebrate her 9th Birthday with her - thank you Mrs Anderson, they were delicious.

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