Year three explorers visit Grasmere

As part of their humanities lessons, year three pupils have been studying Grasmere and they recently took a trip to the Lake District village to explore its beautiful surroundings.

A bit of rain did not deter our hearty adventurers as they boarded a boat to cruise Lake Windermere. The pupils then went on a tour of the Beatrix Potter attraction and discovered that the author used the Lake District as her inspiration. They also learned about the plants she had grown and consequently drawn in her stories and were even given some plants to bring back to school!

The travelling party then enjoyed a relaxing stroll as they followed a trail around the village to find out more about the area. As is always the case, a visit to the gingerbread shop was enthusiastically welcomed!

After a well-earned night’s sleep at the Buttarlyp Howe youth hostel, the boys and girls woke up to some sunshine and the chance for a walk to see the spectacular waterfall, Aira Force. The children enjoyed the fantastic scenery and were fascinated by the unusual ‘money trees’.

Oscar Miller was impressed with the scenery: ‘It was really good when we were standing on the bridge looking over the waterfall” and Alayna Ahmed concurred: “I liked the views of the mountain.’’

Freddie Hancock enjoyed Lake Windermere: “I loved the boat when we sat outside on the top” whilst Marleigh Coster and Savanna Amoo-Gottfried agreed on their favourite bit – the gingerbread shop! Savanna said: “Grasmere’s gingerbread shop is just amazing” and Marleigh remarked: “Grasmere gingerbread was delicious!”

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