Junior School

Educating the Whole Child

Stone Farm day 2: Morwellham Quay

Good evening all,


An early blog this evening as the children are tucking into another delicious, hot meal after a busy day at Morwellham Quay (spelling corrected from yesterday's blog).  The children have had an excellent day immersing themselves in the Victorian way of life at a mining town.  Activities today have included copper farming, dressing up as Victorians, a school lesson (handwriting) in a Victorian school, a ride on a mine train and finally (Mrs Cozzi's favourite) chocolate making!  Please note that we did ask the children to save this as a gift for you on their return but I wouldn't hold out much hope for this as I think most of them have already eaten it!


The weather has been mixed today (bright sunshine and rain in equal measures) however the children have cracked on regardless and thoroughly enjoyed their day.  Our evening activity tonight is an art competition based on drawing Hedwig the Owl.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the children, as Hedwig is on his perch about 4ft away from them, whilst they draw him.  It also an activity they have to do in silence, which appeals to me!


Tomorrow, we will be up and about nice and promptly ready for our farm duties before getting ready to head to the Eden Project. Here we will discover the different uses of plants across the globe as well as exploring the two biomes and their waterfalls!


Enjoy your evening!


Mr Rist