In May, Year 5 took a magical trip up into the heart of the Peak District, Hartington! They spent 4 days and 3 nights exploring the beautiful countryside. Day one saw the children visit Warwick Castle and attend a swords and shields workshop where they learnt about heraldry and more about the York and Tudor dynasties that shaped our country’s epic history. We attended a bow and arrow show and watched the trained birds of prey perform with the falconers!

Day 2 took us all to new heights with a ride up a cable car to the Heights of Abraham, an old lead mine atop a mountain in Matlock! Children explored two of the caves with an expert guide learning about the geology of the area and how the lead discovery changed the economic prospects of the region. The day was concluded with a stunning walk through the Dales and a splash in the river Dove.

Night times were just as action packed with Games and outdoor play, and movies with a pamper night! The crowning glory of the trip however was the epic adventure to Chatsworth House where we were treated to a tour through the extensive house and collections, a fun run through the maze and gardens followed by a farmyard workshop to learn about the animals on the estate. There was also plenty of time to enjoy the vast adventure playground and feed a few baby lambs!