Year 3’s day trip to Weston-super-Mare

On Friday 11th May, Year 3 spent a fun and informative day in Weston-super-Mare.

The first stop was the newly refurbished Museum where the children found out about the development of Weston-Super-Mare from its early beginnings as an Iron Age settlement, through to its present day function as a seaside resort. They were particularly surprised at how different the seaside scenes looked in Victorian times; how could they wear all those clothes on the beach?

Our pupils then used their geography skills to conduct questionnaires, carry out traffic counts and complete environmental surveys. Some conducted fieldwork on the seafront, whilst another group worked in the town. The aim was to find out how far people had come to visit Weston, how they had travelled and why they were there.

The final stop of the day was a visit to the SeaQuarium, an example of a present day seaside attraction.  The children enjoyed the habitat workshop where they learned about a variety of seaside creatures, then explored the exhibits, searching for clues to the Discovery Quiz.

There was also time for lunch on the beach and a visit to a sweet shop for some traditional seaside rock.