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Anton Junior School

Educating the Whole Child

Stone Farm Day 2: Morwellham Quay and the farm

Good evening all,

 

Another incredible day in Devon with bright blue skies during the day and star filled ones this evening.  Mr Sherfield and I checked the calendar to ensure it is not May; relieved it wasn't we did find out yesterday was the hottest day in February on record!

 

Our morning started with farm duties: looking after the animals, walking the rabbits, feeding the pigs and goats and rounding up the guinea pigs who were making a run for Hampshire.  The children are really stepping up to their duties and have done a brilliant job of looking after all of the animals on the farm; although one or two are being walked by the rabbits rather than the other way round!

 

After a delicious (hot) breakfast we left the farm destined for Morwellham Quay; travelling back in time by around 150 years.  The children got to experience a range of activities including: copper ore mining, a Victorian school lesson and playtime, Victorian costumes and a walk around the Victorian town as well as a trip inside a copper mine on a mine train.  Each activity was fantastic and the children showed off their understanding of the Victorians with some excellent questions and answers throughout the day:  one even knew there were 240 pennies to a pound (everyday is a school day for us teachers!)

 

After returning to the farm, completing their evening farm duties and finishing dinner, the children have spent the evening playing games in the games barn as well as having the opportunity to draw 'Hedwig' the owl in small groups.  The children have been absolutely fantastic today and, although they were tired and ready for bed tonight, went to sleep really excited about our trip to Eden Project tomorrow.

 

Have a good day and more photos will be uploaded tomorrow from our day out.

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