Day of Action for Climate Change Parents and pupils may be aware that Friday 20th September will mark another day of global action and protest, to raise awareness and understanding of the many complex issues surrounding global Climate Change. Kernow Learning Trust recognises the vital importance of educating our pupils about the developing climate emergency, and have committed as a Trust to ensuring that all of our schools work to ensure that our pupils know that they are Global Citizens with a responsibility for our global environment. Every school in the Trust has a ‘Global Learning’ Leader and all schools are currently engaging in training to deliver ‘Global Learning’ to their staff. We cannot encourage pupils to be absent from school on this Friday, due to our duty of care for our pupils, but we have decided to enable pupils to show their solidarity with the Climate Change movement through a series of initiatives in our schools in the forthcoming weeks and months ahead. Our schools will teach more about the challenges that we face through issues such as plastic pollution, recycling and saving energy. We are very proud to have Eden as a member of our Trust and so consideration of the challenges that will face our children’s generation, and how they can influence future developments through their actions is never far from our Trust discussions.

Residential Year 4 - Carnyorth June 2018

 
 
The Y4 children arrived on camp on Wednesday 27th June. On arrival, they were shown around and had the rules explained to them by Jon (the lead instructor). 
 
After lunch we were split into 2 groups, with half doing climbing and half doing archery; swapping over for the second part  of the afternoon. The children worked well, many overcoming fears or improving skills.
On Thursday, the children had to develop their team work and cooperation skills as they found out how to make coracles. First, they practised the knots they would need to use later, by making picture frames out of sticks. After that they worked in 4 teams to create their coracles; making the frames, before covering it with plastic and checking to ensure they were waterproof.
 
After lunch, we walked across the moorland to the pond where our creations would be tested. Each group's coracle was put into the water to see how long it would stay afloat and how many people it could carry. Every group was successful! Well done to all!
Once the coracles had been launched, paddle boards and kayaks were also launched for the children use, developing their paddling skills and balance. 
 
Finally, after removing all watercraft from the pond, a slide was set up using a canoe and the children got the chance to launch themselves, causing much splashing and hilarity!
 
This was a fabulous day and the children's enjoyment was obvious throughout.
On our final day, after getting all our belongings packed up very sensibly and efficiently, we started playing Miners' Cluedo. This involved walking from the centre, across the fields, to Levant Mine to look at some of the remains of the old tin mine workings. At each place, we listened to clues about who worked in the different parts of the mine and the tools they used. Then, from there, along the coast path to the arsenic tunnels  where we put the clues together to work out which miner, tool and place was missing. 
After a couple of rounds of the Zombie Brain Game, which is perfect to play in the old tunnels, we returned to the centre for a quick lunch, before the long coach journey back to school.