As part of the travel and tourism unit ‘planning for and taking part in a visit’ pupils from Miss Morton’s Class and Miss Clarke’s group, explored an area of the peak district and reasons why it is a popular tourist destination. The pupils used a range of research methods to find out about the area of Matlock, and chose to focus on The Heights of Abraham.
The pupils all took part in the planning and preparation for the visit They were able to organise the cost of the visit, timings, transport and activities for the day. Thank you to FOSA for kindly funded the visit for both classes!
On the day of the visits, the pupils were very excited and arrived in appropriate attire for the visit which involved lots of walking! Miss Morton’s group had lovely weather and sunshine, but poor Miss Clarkes group had to brave rain and wind! Some of the pupils were very nervous, but overcame their fear of heights when riding the cable cars to get to the caverns! They also explored the Masson and Rutland caverns and learnt lots about the mining. All pupils were very engaged and had lots of questions to ask the guide. They enjoyed the outdoor area and loved the huge adventure playground and also liked exploring the fossils and rocks in the fossil factory.
Overall, it was a very successful visit. Everyone had a great time and the pupils were able to summarise and evaluate the success of their planning and taking part in their trip.