Children's University Update

2014-05-15 11:23:00

Easter Holidays

This Easter Kearsley Academy offered 2 day excursions as part of the Children's University programme.

Day 1 - Beeston Castle

This 'Castle of the Rock' is famous for its spectacular views, which take in no less than eight counties on a clear day. From its lookout point at the top of a mighty crag, you can see from the Pennines all the way to the Welsh mountains. As part of a 4 mile walk we climbed up to the castle to have lunch and take in the 4000 year history of this amazing site in Tarporley, Cheshire. Weather was on our side as the sun shone down on us and the children explored the ruins and surrounding area.

Day 2 - Blackpool Zoo

A fantastic trip to a smaller but magical zoo, our trip to Blackpool was one not to be forgotten. Children got up close an personal with some of their favourite animals. Peacocks and other birds roamed free, mischievous monkeys were on the scavenge and the lemurs were in the mood to say hello. The giraffes and tigers were out and about and we even got to see the giant gorillas before having lunch and playing on the adventure ground.

Saturday 3rd May

Rivington Pike Walk

A destination to suit everybody, our walk around and up to Rivington Pike was surprisingly more fun than expected. Starting at the Great Barn we walked to the reservoirs and stumbled upon some castle ruins. After exploring the castle we headed up to the Pike, a long uphill ascent with a more than needed rest for some at the top. With an amazing view and again the weather on our side we had lunch among the clouds and rolled down the hillside before continuing onto the Japanese Gardens. Our tiring day ended with ice cream and sunshine whilst relaxing on the grass before heading home.

Whats next?

May Half Term - Kearlsey Academy are offering another 2 opportunities to gain hours towards your next CU award. Over the May half term we will be heading off to MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) and delivering a Super Science day onsite at KA. Keep checking in for further updates on the CU.

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