Clayesmore Prep goes out and about

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Clayesmore Prep School, with many year groups going offsite to learn more about the topics they have been studying in their class subjects. 

Year 8 enjoyed a sunny day at Knoll Beach, near Wareham, where they were able to study the various different habitats on the shoreline and in the dunes beyond it. This followed on from Year 5’s annual outdoor activities week to Whitemead in the Forest of Dean, where they enjoyed a whole raft of tasks including the crate challenge, field zorbing and den building. Year 3 pupils extended their “Children in World War II” project with a visit to Nothe Fort in Weymouth. Here they spent the day as evacuees, and particularly enjoyed the 1940s school room.

Year 6 meanwhile travelled to Gore Farm in Sherborne. Gore Farm is part of the Ernest Cook Trust, a charity which encourages children to learn from the land through outdoor learning opportunities. Pupils took a tractor and trailer ride around the farm to look at the arable crops, and saw a range of animals from goats and their kids to goslings and chicks and calves. The farm trip was a great opportunity for the year group to use their new, reusable water bottles, designed as part of their project to raise awareness about the need to reduce the use of Single-Use-Plastics. These bottles cost £3.50 each and are available in House Colours and can be ordered from the Prep Office using this link.