Wells school visit the Norfolk Coast Path

20th August 2013

‘On the 18th July, as part of my work experience week with Norfolk Trails, Patrick Saunders (the National Trail Officer) and I assisted in a school trip on the Norfolk Coast Path National Trail.

The trip started in Wells next the Sea (where the school is based) and ended at Holkham Hall. Along the way we had talks from relevant people on different aspects of what we passed, firstly the ‘History of Wells’ then a talk from a representative of the offshore wind turbines. During the walk in small groups we were using measuring wheels to measure the distance travelled. When we reached Holkham (5 km from the school), we made calculations to work out how many calories we had burned during our walk.

The children were then split into four groups in the grounds of Holkham hall and took part in four different activities. Patrick and I were in charge of an activity to measure trees, it was an ideal place for this as there is a huge variety of trees. We showed the Year 9’s how to measure the height and circumference of a tree which involved lots of mathematical skills. The students seemed to enjoy this activity. After this we returned back to the school by bus.

Overall I think this day was a success, the weather was great, the students enjoyed themselves and so did I.’
James (Work experience student)

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