St Nicholas School comes to Medina Valley Centre

May 5
Field Studies

Twenty three year five students and three staff from St Nicholas School in Fleet joined us for four action packed days! As well as getting the chance to explore four different habitats as part of their John Muir Award, the group also took to our kayaks, had marshmallows around our campfire and took part in a variety of team challenges. Both students and staff enjoyed getting muddy in the Medina Estuary and the rocky shore at Bembridge yielded numerous crabs, starfish and seaweeds of all textures and colours! A highlight for many on the trip was a hike up and over Tennyson Down while keeping an eye out for some of the island’s rare orchids, culminating in a boat trip to the island’s famous Needles.

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

“I liked the Tennyson Down monument, where we wrote poems. It really inspired me!”

“I loved the team challenges because they really got me closer to my friends and really got me thinking.”

“As a result of this trip I have learnt to be kinder to nature and to try to keep and restore it.”

We can’t wait to see you again next year St Nicholas!

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