Lizard lighthouse & Poldhu Beach 19 Jul 2011

Year 3 in Helford Class had a great day out visiting the Heritage Centre and Lighthouse on the Lizard Point. It was along walk to the lighthouse from the car park and various ‘Sing up’ songs were heard amongst the hedgerows as we made our way to the Heritage Centre. We spent time learning lots about our local light house silhouettes, why the chimneys on the keepers cottages are black and how far out the fog horn can be heard along with many other interesting facts. We then climbed right to the top and learnt all about the ways in which sea farers can distinguish between which light house is which when at sea. After a tour and a quiz written by Mrs Carroll around the Heritage Centre we all went down to Poldhu Beach for our lunch. It was a glorious day so we topped up the sun cream then headed down to the waves. The children and Mrs Gilbert all had a great time jumping, surfing and diving through the waves.  We all had ice creams before we left to return to school at the end of the day. The children were a pleasure to take out and they clearly had a great time. By Mrs G