An excited band of explorers from St George’s School descended upon The Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine on Thursday armed with backpacks and binoculars, ready for an outdoor adventure. The children were split into 3 groups – Lower Key Stage 1, Upper Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 with each team taking a different route around the lake before meeting up again for a picnic lunch.
During our trek, we encountered a huge variety of wildlife including baby rabbits, ducks, Canada geese, moorhens, a dragonfly, a robin (who accompanied Key Stage 1 on their walk) and even a water vole, as well as horses and a friendly dog who attempted to board the coach home with us! Key Stage 1 had a great time following animal tracks, discovering a secret island and spotting a range of burrows and other habitats while Key Stage 2 enjoyed some bird watching, up in the trees in a series of hides. By the end of the trail our adventurers were all starving and lunch was quickly devoured sitting outside, overlooking the pond.
The children behaved brilliantly throughout and it was decided that a trip to the playground before home-time was well deserved. After lots of climbing, swinging and sliding and one final tour of the wetlands area it was finally time to return to school, muddy, tired but very happy.