Visit to Boston Manor Park
On Monday, just as the Ringsfield coach was departing, another Year 5 group headed off to Boston Manor Park. No sooner had they arrived, than they were straight into the woods for a ‘survival’ session. Have you ever tried tying a hammock to a gnarly tree? It’s trickier than you might think, but Year 5 were up to the challenge. Other skills on show were following a rope trail, reading a map and using flint to light a camp fire. Then, after eating lunch in the brand new classroom facility, it was time for an urban/rural nature walk, spotting cormorants, moorhens and so much more. Here’s a fascinating fact for you – eels that have travelled all the way from the Sargasso Sea, across the Atlantic, can be found in the River Brent! Not to mention the bats that hang out underneath the motorway viaduct. It was a hugely enjoyable trip with lots to learn about our local environment and the importance of conservation. Well done to Aisha, Faduma, Lazar (5S), Alanna-Marisol, Gemma, Jack, Mikail, Nusaybah (5H), Abbas (River), Najma and Abbass (5I) who were all an absolute credit to Strand with exemplary behaviour and bags of enthusiasm.