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 5 - Source to Sea April 2018

Y5 Camp: Source to Sea

Thursday 19thand Friday 20thMay 2018

On Friday, we met the instructors on Bodmin Moor, near to Jamaica Inn. Our aim - to find the source of the River Fowey. With maps and compasses distributed between groups, we set off – firstly along a quiet lane, then a track, until we crossed a footbridge and a bog to reach the open moor. We sat at the top of a hill for lunch, before making our way down the other side where we saw some boggy pools where the River Fowey begins its journey. With collections of animal bones, very muddy shoes and extremely weary legs, we made our way our off the moor via a slightly shorter route.

On arrival back at school, we played on the field whilst tea was prepared. After hot dogs, burgers and cake, we played a selection of team games before hot chocolate and bed. 

After breakfast, we left on the coach for Lostwithiel where we boarded canoes for the final leg of our River Fowey journey. The river here was narrow and gentle and we paddled easily, passing beautiful scenery and the occasional swan. With the river gradually getting wider, we made our way to Fowey, finding out about wildlife, geographical features, secret hideaways of kings and pop stars and Neanderthal fishing techniques. On arrival at Fowey, we waved goodbye to our instructors and boarded the bus back to school for a well-earned rest.

The children were a credit to themselves and the school. The instructors commented on their positive attitude, perseverance and ability throughout the two days. A big well done to all.