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On Monday 1st June 82 excited children and 11 adults travelled to Dorset.

First, we had a very windy afternoon studying erosion in West Bay before travelling on to Hooke Court which was our base for the next two nights, staying in two buildings called Greenleaf and Honeypot. Every wonderful room was named after something in nature such as Oak and Foxglove. That evening , we either went on an interesting night walk or learnt about fossils and made clay and plaster models.  The following day at ‘bushcraft’ there were many activities linked to surviving in the wild like making a fire, preparing and cooking a stew, trout and rabbit after preparing them, it was rather gory! Other activities that we took part in included orienteering and low-ropes. On our final day, after packing up and clearing our own beds we made our way to Charmouth where we learnt more about fossils; we then went onto the beach for a big fossil hunt. Everyone found fossils! After all of these exciting activities, everyone was feeling exhausted, but very happy, on our journey home.

Written by Annie R, Hannah G and Stanley P—Cook class