On Thursday, Form 3 pupils made the most of the school’s fabulous location and the sunshine by going on a field trip to Robin Hood’s Bay.
Most of the children have visited the bay before, so loaded up with buckets and spades, they headed straight through the village in search of sea and sand.
Our aim was to take a different view of Robin Hood’s Bay, so we headed down to The Old Coastguard Station, where our guide from The National Trust, Tanya, was waiting for us. After a brief introduction to the village, Tanya took us on a fascinating orienteering trail around the village. We had to use our map skills to navigate our way around, looking out for different buildings along the way. Tanya then got us thinking about what each building might have been used for in the past, so we learnt some local history as well.
Our favourite building was the Mariner’s Tavern, with its red plaque to show that the owners had paid their fire insurance, thus ensuring that the local fire brigade would put out any fire at the house, rather than turning away and letting it burn!
It was a fascinating afternoon, ending with ice creams all round at Candy’s. We all had a great time, and would like to thank Tanya from The National Trust for her expert guidance, and Mrs Locker for driving and accompanying us.