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Year 3 take part in science themed Beach School session

Year 3 take part in science themed Beach School session

A Preparatory School year group took advantage of Rydal Penrhos stunning location on the North Wales coast with a special outdoor learning session.

The Year 3 contingent made the short trip to Penrhyn Bay beach on Wednesday, March 6, where they were given a series of fun-filled and interesting tasks that tied in with their Science programme of study.

Under the leadership of teacher Jude Pyves, the enthusiastic pupils looked at the landscape of the beach and which bits were man-made or natural.

They thought about where the pebbles had come from and the group sorted stones by all sorts of different criteria, which they came up with themselves.

This was followed by an examination of the stones, before creating a beach sculpture using different shapes, sizes and colours of stone.

As a reward for their effort throughout the morning, each pupil was given a hot chocolate and free time for supervised play on the shoreline, and they concluded the session by recapping what they had done and observing holey stones, using magnifiers, and discussing what caused them.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “This was another very worthwhile session for our Year 3 pupils, who can take what they have found out first hand to boost their efforts in the classroom.

“We are extremely fortunate to be in a truly wonderful part of the world, and our staff to a tremendous job of utilising this fully with stimulating and thought-provoking sessions such as this.”

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