Friday morning, bright and early saw KS1 heading to the coast. After a pleasant if seemingly long (“Are we nearly there yet?” – !!!!) journey we arrived to a beautiful sunny day at the Hunstanton Coast. We walked along the cliff top from the lighthouse at Old Hunstanton to the Green at Hunstanton. Marvelling at the sea and the colours of the cliffs, we even had the privilege of seeing a seal bobbing up and down in the water.
A quick early lunch (seagulls NOT included!) on the Green and we were off to the Sea Life Centre. We LOVED exploring there. We saw a range of creatures from sea horses to sharks; penguins to caimen and rescued seal pups to pirate ships (Pirate ships?!) Everyone had the opportunity to touch a starfish (Did you know they have two stomachs and can leave on of them behind?) and a crab (Did you know that most ‘dead’ crabs you find on the beach are actually moulted shells?) and we all tried to be very brave! We also saw five rescued seal pups who are being nursed back to health before they are released back into the sea. Rowan Class decided that whilst we feel sad that the pups were poorly, we are very grateful for the people who care for them and that they will be returned to the sea.
We then enjoyed a long journey home! Sleep? You would have thought so, after all that sea air, but no! We talked all the way home. What a fabulous day. But wait? Have I missed something important? I c e – c r e a m…. We even got to go on the beach and eat an ice – cream! School trips don’t get much better than all this!
More pictures to follow later…