ROCKCLIFFE CE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Whinlatter National Park

Class 3 'Go Wild' at Whinlatter.

We have been investigating woodland trees, plants and animal habitats as part of a science and geography based topic entitled, “If you go down to the woods today”.  To help bring our learning to life, we donned our waterproof coats and wellies and spent the day investigating, first hand, this exciting environment during a trip to Whinlatter Forest.   We were guided through the forest by Phil, our forest ranger.  We identified different species of trees using the cones and leaves we found on the forest floor and we laid a trail of hazelnuts for the woodland animals to follow.   Throughout the day we were presented with a series of problems to solve including moving a fallen tree and navigating a blind trail.   At the end of the day, we were divided into teams and given a map and a compass to navigate our way around a trail, finding hidden pictures and clues to help us answer questions.   We returned to school muddy and exhausted, having had a wonderful day!