All creatures great and small with the Royal Masonic School!

May 12
Field Studies

Five days of animal exploration came to the Medina Valley Centre when the Royal Masonic School were in residence! Every day yielded new animal species to be observed, from peregrine falcons flying overhead to the sight of plankton swimming under one of our microscopes. Mud larking in our centre estuary and dipping into the Buddle Brook gave the girls a fantastic insight into both marine and freshwater species. A falconry display was a treat in one evening event and the trip ended with the sight of one of the infamous Carisbrooke Castle donkeys turning the well wheel at the islands only medieval castle. There really were all creatures great and small this week!

Here’s what some of the students had to say:

” I got over my fear and went onto the water and learned how to kayak. I really enjoyed it. “

” My favourite activity was the seeing the Needles from the boat – it was really interesting and exciting! “

” I really liked the orienteering challenge because it made me spread my wings and feel free! “

” It was awesome being where the dinosaurs had first walked. “

Thank you to the Royal Masonic School for a fantastic week!

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