Jun 13 2017

Lerryn at Marazion Marsh

Our educational visit was to meet three aims:

1. To identify features of Cornwall on our journey to Penwith.

2. To explore the habitat and variety of birds, as we have been studying in Science.

3. To understand the unique features of Marazion that mean that hundreds of thousands visit the town and area each year, as part of our Cornwall topic.

We worked hard on the coach to spy towns and villages en route, drawing important landmarks like RNAS Culdrose. We were wowed by seeing St Michael’s Mount, the amount of seaweed on the beach and the refurbished Folly Field playground. Best of all was the Marsh, the largest salt marsh in the south of England, where children could learn about the unique habitat. A bonus was being able to hold toadlings that were crawling out of the reed banks.

Some quotes from the children:

“Three words…best trip ever! That’s because we got to hold baby toads.” Demelza

“When the frog went on my hand it nearly went up my sleeve. It made me jump!” Arabella

“I especially liked seeing the hide because it looked similar to a den.” Arthur

“I found a heron flying over our heads. It was amazing because I’d never seen anything like it.” Martha