School’s out on tour

Three Legged Cross First School enjoyed a residential stay at Springhead Trust.

Three Legged Cross First School enjoyed a residential stay at Springhead Trust.

Dozens of school children were taken to the heart of the Dorset countryside for their first ever residential trip.

Every two years Three Legged Cross First School organises a two-day trip to the Springhead Rural Centre near Shaftesbury for its Year 3 and 4 children.

The trip is often the children’s first experience of nights away from home and provides a life-long memory of their time at Three Legged Cross before they move on to middle school.

During their visit the children get to explore the beautiful surroundings and take part in a wide-range of activities.

Three Legged Cross First School enjoyed a residential stay at Springhead Trust.

Three Legged Cross First School enjoyed a residential stay at Springhead Trust.

Headteacher of Three Legged Cross and CEO of Heath Academy Trust, Justine Horn, said: “We have been taking our Year 3s and 4s to Springhead for more than 10 years now and it’s become a highlight of their time at Three Legged Cross.

“The trip not only prepares our children for middle school where visits away from home become more regular and longer but it also provides life-long memories for them.

“It is a very special setting at Springfield and this gives the children a real insight into country life.”

During their two-day stay the youngsters took part in pond dipping, a treasure hunt, an evening torchlight walk, den building and taking part in an egg boat race in the stream.

Not only were the activities a lot of fun but they also promoted collaboration and team work.

Three Legged Cross First School enjoyed a residential stay at Springhead Trust.

Three Legged Cross First School enjoyed a residential stay at Springhead Trust.

Springhead Rural Centre is based in Fontmell Magna and consists of Grade II 18th Century mill buildings, a spring-filled lake, gardens and a grass amphitheatre.

Three Legged Cross First School is one of six primary and first schools in east Dorset that make up the Heath Academy Trust.

 

 

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