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Educating the Whole Child

Stone Farm day 3 (Eden Project)

Good evening all,

 

'This is the best group of children I have ever taken to explore the Eden Project; thank you!'. 

 

I thought I would start with a quote from one of our 'Eden Educators' today about your child.  They were absolutely fantastic at the Eden Project in terms of their behaviour, manners, thoughtfulness towards members of the general public as well as their enthusiasm and interest in the rainforest!  

 

We had a brilliant day exploring the biomes: trekking across rope bridges, standing under waterfalls (which turned out to provide natural air-conditioning in the tropical biome) as well learning all about the different uses of plants from across the World.  The children did us, and you, really proud today and were a pleasure to take around the Eden Project.

 

After some downtime on the coach ride home, the children were energised again and ready to do their farm duties (in the bright sunshine today...horaay!) and so we fed the animals, walked the animals and even brushed some of them before settling down for dinner!  

 

This evening, the children are at a falconry display where they get the opportunity to see a range of birds of prey flying inches above their heads in one of the farm barns.  Another once in a lifetime experience that I have no doubt they will thoroughly enjoy!

 

Tomorrow we are off to the beach (in the sunshine again according to the weather forecast) before finishing the afternoon at the swimming pool; making the most of the wave machine and waterslide!

 

As we draw towards the end of our week in Stone Farm, it has been great seeing the children grow in confidence to try new things and independence around the farm.  I must also give a special mention to the five other members of staff here who, despite being exhausted after the early starts and late nights, are always smiling and have worked tirelessly to ensure the children have an amazing week.

 

One more full day of pictures to follow tomorrow of our adventures at the beach but until then enjoy a quiet evening!

 

Mr Rist.

 

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