On Monday 16 June Year 3 set off on their three day residential trip to the seaside town of Scarborough. Starting at Flamborough Head, the children explored the lighthouse, cliffs and beach followed by a trip to Bempton Cliff’s Nature Reserve and the chance to use their binoculars to spot Fulmars, Kittiwakes and Puffins.
After settling into their accommodation at The Cober Hill Hotel and enjoying a hearty three course dinner, children and staff enjoyed a walk down into Scarborough Town to explore the harbour.
Tuesday morning commenced with a visit to the Sea Life Centre to discover the underwater world of fascinating creatures and marine life including rays, jellyfish, otters, penguins and even sharks. Children particularly enjoyed walking through the ocean tunnel, visiting the turtle sanctuary and watching the sea lions being fed. Then off for an investigation of the rock pools at Scalby Mills to find shore and hermit crabs, anemones, limpets, whelks, shrimps, butterfish, blenny fish and various types of seaweed.
Full of sand and quite soaked from their activities, the party returned to the hotel for hot showers and another very welcome hearty meal, before making the most of the huge gardens with an orienteering evening to complete an exciting but tiring second day.
The last day came all too quickly for the children, but offered one final excursion; a four mile walk along the cliffs to the secluded cove of Hayburn Wyke for a picnic lunch beside the picturesque waterfall. A return walk along part of the Cinder Track, the disused railway line between Scarborough and Whitby, concluded a wonderful three days.
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