What a fantastic day we’ve had at Abbotsbury subtropical gardens!
We began with an exciting coach ride along the coast road looking out at the sights and enjoying the exhilarating ride.
When we arrived, we had a snack and began our senses walk around the beautiful gardens. There was so much to see – arrays of colourful, exotic flowers, interesting trees and shrubs as well as statues and artwork. We used our photo trail sheet to check off the things as we saw them. We used our sense of sight, smell and hearing to fully experience the environment as we walked around.
Then we enjoyed a short rest whilst listening to a poem about one of the statues we’d spotted around the gardens (The Owl and the Pussycat) before eating our lunch on the lawn.
After a much needed playtime run around, we enjoyed a story and took part in a scavenger hunt within our teams finding natural objects that matched a description.
We were then extremely lucky to have a talk from the head gardener who answered many of our insightful questions. We learned lots of interesting facts.
Finally we got back on the coach and returned to school.
A huge well done to all of the children who were very well behaved and a huge thank you to our helpers, Mrs Lockwood, Mr Bell, Mrs Wood, Miss McCourt, Miss Glenister and Miss Scriven, without whom, we would not have been able to go.
Please have a look at the photos below of us enjoying our trip.