Our Tuesday morning started with a healthy breakfast and a talk to inform us about the day that lay ahead of us. The children boarded the coach with excitement and enthusiasm to see Corfe Castle with their own eyes - it was a race for the first person to see the ruins from the coach windows. Once we had gathered our belongings, we wandered around the village of Corfe and made our way up the towering gatehouse of the castle. Following our research at school, the children were very impressed by the size of it in real life and how intact it was. Glenn, our guide, talked us through the exciting history of the castle and the children re-enacted key historical events using their imagination. To end our visit, the children questioned a National Trust member of staff to find out how they look after the castle and grounds.
Following a short coach journey, we arrived at Putlake Adventure farm. The children had the opportunity to stroke guinea pigs, horses and sheep. We loved meeting Holly, the pony, who was 37 years old and Doris, the horse, who was 22. We think they enjoyed meeting us too as the children fed them tasty carrot treats! Then we heard from Steve, the farm’s owner, about he has had to diversify the farm to include a soft play area and other activities to keep his business going. The children were lucky enough to have a go at all of activities and even the teachers enjoyed a couple of laps on the go-karts! After the children acted out another nail biting story from the history of Corfe Castle we returned to the Townsend Centre for our delicious dinner. Later tonight we will be walking to the swimming pool for a relaxing swim before bed time.