Girl in a classroom at Prep Class At St Mary's Colchester in Essex

Extraordinary Residential at the Eden Project

8 October 2019

Students from Year 8 embarked on a three-day residential visit to the Eden Project in Cornwall from 6-8 October. Arriving on Sunday to a beautiful autumnal day, they spent the afternoon in two workshops. After the visiting general public left, the girls had the Rainforest Biome to themselves on Sunday evening, listening to some tribal call and response and enjoying a rare chance to move around the Biome by night.

Monday brought rain, but the group showed great resilience and took to the Mediterranean Biome to discover the many different uses of plants, the role of bees, biodiversity and their part in sustainability. In the evening they had a go at making their own lamps with an enthusiastic camp fire singalong!

The students learnt first-hand about the challenges of growing crops and how difficult it is to get a fair price for them. A very inspirational and educational trip was had by all.

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