Study and fun on the Jurassic coast for year 5

Copy of rock poolingThe sun shone brightly for the year 5 residential trip to Osmington Bay in Dorset. The trip was primarily a residential field trip to enable pupils to study the fascinating coastal geography of the Jurassic Coast and in particular the stretch of coastline from the Isle of Purbeck to Portland Bill, which holds unique geological formations that cannot be found anywhere else in the World.

The girls learned a great deal about geology on the five day trip, which is only covered in minimal detail in many junior schools. They worked in a variety of different teams and learned skills to help them cooperate and collaborate successfully with anyone in their year group.

Copy of Giant swingThe trip also built personal confidence and self-esteem, with all activities designed to challenge them physically and intellectually. There were great opportunities for additional outdoors experiences, designed to build confidence, teamwork skills and encourage them to try new and potentially challenging activities such as rafting, zip wires and archery.

In addition, the girls were responsible for organising themselves on the trip, looking after belongings, cleaning their dormitories and keeping track of their own timetables.