Stately school trip

The stately home of Kingston Lacy was the impressive backdrop for a autumnal themed trip bringing together the children of the Heath Academy Trust schools.

The stately home of Kingston Lacy was the impressive backdrop for a autumnal themed trip bringing together the children of the Heath Academy Trust schools.

Children from six east Dorset schools were brought together for a special trip to Kingston Lacy designed to enrich their learning.

The trip was organised by the Heath Academy Trust so pupils from its schools – Sixpenny Handley First, St Ives Primary, Oakhurst First and St Mary’s First in West Moors, Three Legged Cross First and St James First in Alderholt – could forge stronger links with each other.

And the youngsters had a great time making new friendships during this special autumnal themed event.

The stately home of Kingston Lacy was the impressive backdrop for a autumnal themed trip bringing together the children of the Heath Academy Trust schools.

The stately home of Kingston Lacy was the impressive backdrop for a autumnal themed trip bringing together the children of the Heath Academy Trust schools.

Heath Academy Trust CEO, Justine Horn, added: “The benefit to being part of a multi-academy trust is having our schools join together and learn from each other.

“Trips like this help us to foster strong links between the children and the schools as well as enriching the curriculum, increasing vocabulary and knowledge.

“As a collection of six schools we aim to inspire and transform together.”

Led by St Mary’s headteacher Roy Sewell, the trip saw the children come together to hunt for signs of autumn.

They discussed the differences and similarities between acorns and conkers and learned about different types of tree, identifying them using a leaf dial.

A walk around the grounds was followed by a picnic lunch in the kitchen garden, where the children were challenged to spot as many types of herbs and vegetables they could.

The stately home of Kingston Lacy was the impressive backdrop for a autumnal themed trip bringing together the children of the Heath Academy Trust schools.

The stately home of Kingston Lacy was the impressive backdrop for a autumnal themed trip bringing together the children of the Heath Academy Trust schools.

Roy added: “It was a wonderful opportunity to be outside in the very impressive grounds of Kingston Lacy.

“Not only did the children have a lot of fun and make many new friends but they also learned more about nature and the changing seasons.”

The stately home of Kingston Lacy was the impressive backdrop for a autumnal themed trip bringing together the children of the Heath Academy Trust schools.

The stately home of Kingston Lacy was the impressive backdrop for a autumnal themed trip bringing together the children of the Heath Academy Trust schools.

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