Year 5 Kingsley Juniors thoroughly enjoyed an action-packed field trip in the Peak District. The trip is an important part of the girls’ geography curriculum as it provides the opportunity to learn about and experience first-hand some of the features and skills they have studied in class.
The girls investigated the stunning limestone scenery around the villages of Castleton and Hartington, explored Mam Tor and the nearby rocky outcrops, and descended deep into caves at Treak Cliff Cavern. At Riding House Farm, activities ranging from soil sampling to pH testing got the girls thinking about the best use of the land for the farmer; while a pond-dipping session kept everyone busy classifying different bugs and creatures. Other highlights included sampling the local ice-cream and fudge and endless encounters with playful new born lambs.
The awe-inspiring views of the Peak District scenery were unforgettable and the five-day trip was a great success with both pupils and staff.