Year 6 Derbyshire

In the Autumn Term, Year 6 students go on an adventure of fun and discovery to help prepare them for the next stage of their education at secondary level.

In the different and dramatic setting of the Peak District National Park, together they will have opportunities to learn about the landscape and the natural and human forces which have helped shape it, and, importantly, about themselves, and each other.

Away from home and familiar surroundings, in a safe, social and structured environment, they will enjoy the challenges of independence, physical activity such as climbing Stanage Edge, abseiling and hiking up Mam Tor (‘Mother Hill’), whilst tracing the evidence of its Iron Age Forts; experience the magical formations of Treak Cliff Cavern, re-live the moving story of the brave people of Eyam village during the Plague, and explore the splendour and scope of Chatsworth House.

20th September 2019

Finding out what the villagers of Eyam did during the plague of 1665 at Eyam church and the Boundary Stone…

Final round of sandwich making ready for the journey home. They’re coming home!…estimated time of arrival 18:30…

Extra Photos from Chatsworth Farm, the Cascade, the evening BBQ and Bat Detecting on Thursday…

19th September 2019

Chatsworth House

Extra Photos from Tuesday and Wednesday!

18th September 2019

The group made it to the top of Mam Tor!

Climbing Fun!

The Great Ridge Walk

Chilling before climbing!

Tea before the children wake up…a glimpse of where they’re staying

17th September 2019

Meanwhile, the second group were climbing Stanage Edge…

The children woke to a fabulously sunny morning and were well rested after a good sleep (all rooms were quiet just after 10pm!). After breakfast, all were prepared for a day walking or climbing…

16th September 2019

A beautiful evening for some archery…

2:30pm – The group have arrived safely in Derbyshire and the children are now taking turns to unpack, make beds, shoot arrows at targets and begin weaving and printing. The weather is warm and sunny and the children are happy and behaving impeccably!

11:40am – An early lunch is always a good thing on school journeys! They are on the last stretch after stopping at Castle Donington Services and expect to arrive around 2:30pm.

9:15am – All happy on the bus 30 minutes after leaving Cambridge Services. Now heading for lunch at Donington Services!