Trip to Bowlees Visitor Centre and Gibson’s Cave with Durham Wildlife Trust.
One summery morning we went on a school trip to Bowlees. We got on the bus at 9:30am and we all went. Some people went on a mini bus and some went on a bus. Then we arrived at 10:00am and went to a Visitor’s Centre. Then we met our teacher for the day, she was called Kirsty and she was really nice.
We all went to the toilet before telling us what we’re going to do for the morning. It was a big line. After everyone went to the toilet, Kirsty told us what to do. She said Class 1 was going to catch bugs and Classes 2 and 3 were going to find different buttercups and flowers and then we would swap over.
So we set off to the Quarry and did all the activities. It was really fun! When we swapped over, I found a Stone Fly and I called it Mikey. He was gigantic! Some people were finding grasshoppers everywhere. We all went back to the Visitor’s Centre and had lunch but before we had lunch we washed our hands. Class 1 sat outside and Classes 2 and 3 went upstairs. In my lunch bag I had an apple, a cheese wrap, a mini roll, a bottle of water and 2 biscuits.
After lunch, Kirsty told us what we were doing for the afternoon. We were doing a treasure hunt to Gibson’s Cave. It was really, really fun. When everybody finished, we all had to figure out the code and it was Summerhill Force. Then, we all went back to the Visitor’s Centre, went to the toilet and said goodbye to Kirsty and went back to the bus. It had been a fun day.
On the 27th June I went to Bowlees on a school trip. We arrived at the visitor centre and we met our teacher Kirsty. Next we went to the Quarry and looked at some plants. After we went looking for bugs. Then we went for our lunch. I had a tuna wrap and an apple and a mini roll and a biscuit. After lunch we went on clue hunting. Then we went to Gibson’s Cave. Then we said bye to Kirsty and went home.
The children have also enjoyed some follow up art work in class with Kirsty Pollard who attended the school on Wednesday to do some enrichment work with the whole school. Some children from school will attend a celebration of the project to be held on Friday at The Hub. They will read their wildflower poetry at the event.