Adventure as pupils view the night skies

January 31 2017

YOUNGSTERS from Glenfrome Primary School have been making the most of their neighbourhood with a night walk to the woods on Purdown.

YOUNGSTERS from Glenfrome Primary School have been making the most of their neighbourhood with a night walk to the woods on Purdown.

The Year 5 children set out on a clear and frosty night in January and had to navigate some slippery slopes, deep ditches and a lot of branches.

As the skies were clear, pupils were able to view Venus as well as many stars, which links in with their current lessons about the solar system.

They also tried to be still and listen for any nocturnal animals, however, they were so excited that they couldn't keep still and quiet enough to hear anything!

Head teacher Inger O’Callaghan said: "Glenfrome Primary School sits opposite the entrance to South Purdown and our staff plan a range of exciting activities using our extensive school grounds and unique location to ensure the children have a really rich learning experience."