Super-Fit Class 3 Geologists Brave the Malvern Hills!
Class 3 were absolute outdoor superstars on Wednesday on their geology expedition to the Malvern Hills, even managing to walk an incredible 7.15 miles and ascending over 1,150 feet as proven by Miss Spence's mobile app as they searched for different types of rock over this stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep.
Miss Spence, Mrs. Dark, Mrs. Christopherson and Wilf were SO impressed by the determination, resilience, positivity and levels of fitness and stamina shown by Class 3's intrepid explorers as they donned their magnifying glasses on the hunt for different types of natural materials, even enjoying a lovely packed lunch perched on the very edge of End Hill looking out over Greater Malvern in lockdown below them.
The class then continued their investigative work back in the classroom on Thursday, and on Friday, they became true cartographers, studying real Ordnance Survey maps, showing a great understanding of how map keys work and even having a go at drawing up their own maps!
Mrs. Dark was so impressed in fact that on Friday she awarded the class with a very special and very rare WHOLE CLASS Star of the Week Award! Well done to an extremely tenacious and enthusiastic Class 3, and the trip highlighted to us just how important being active in the outdoors is for our mental health and well-being during these continuing testing times. The weather may not be great at the moment, but wrap up with plenty of layers, put your most comfortable walking shoes on and just feel the difference an hour or two of fresh air makes - as you can see from the very smiley and proud faces below, it certainly worked for Class 3!