The coach journey was great and we have all arrived safely and quickly found our rooms. The children have really enjoyed setting out their rooms and getting to know the beautiful building and surrounding gardens. The children were hungry already so lunch was a great success and most remembered what sandwich fillings they had ordered!! We went through the How Hill rules and then we were layering up ready for our first activities.
We went for a walk through the marsh which was wonderful and looked for animal tracks and signs of habitation. We saw an otter slide and investigated some deer footprints. We also installed a trail camera so we will look at the footage tomorrow night to see what animals we have captured on camera!
We then went to a bird hide and saw cormorants and other birds it was so lovely to see one of the broads called Crome Broad. We also learnt about floating woodland and the different types of ecosystem and species that live in harmony in the marshland and forests.
We looked at leaf identification and also played the ‘hugging a tree’ game… Super fun!! We then had a well-earned drink and biscuit and then went dyke digging. Amazing results the children found so many incredible fish and aquatic invertebrates. So much fun. The children were amazing and impressed us with their identification skills and safe handling of all the creatures.
We are now having a weaving lesson as each child has a loom for the week to weave their magic.
All the children have been amazing and we have loved seeing their smiling faces and can do attitude. Roll on an amazing evening and bright morning tomorrow.