More than 100 Oasis Academy Longmeadow youngsters enjoy a sunny Dorset day out
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside – 117 ecstatic youngsters and 20 excited staff members recently spent a day with their buckets and spades on the beach at a top south coast tourist destination.
Pupils & staff from Oasis Academy Longmeadow, situated in the heart of Longfield, Trowbridge headed to Weymouth Beach for a day of activities and outdoor learning. The weather was very much on their side too.
Helen Adams, Principal at Oasis Academy Longmeadow, commented saying; “The children have missed out on so many trips and experiences and it was great to see them learning outside the classroom and developing those field study skills again. Of course, we all had a brilliant day out too.”
“It was such a great privilege to be able to take the children to the seaside after such a difficult year.”
For many pupils this had been the first school trip for them since the pandemic began, and they were certainly thrilled to be getting on a coach with their friends and experiencing something new.
The academy has re-designed it’s curriculum for the summer term so that each class studied a key aspect of seaside life in their learning.
The visit to Weymouth helped bring children’s learning to life in a fun and exciting way. During their day out, the older pupils undertook a geography field study to find out about the tourist attractions and features of a seaside town, with the younger children enjoyed a visit to Weymouth Sea Life Aquarium and learnt about different sea animals.
Duarte de Jesus in Year 6 said: “I haven’t been to the seaside for ages so I enjoyed paddling the best, it was great to feel the water on my feet again.”
The pupils attracted comments from several passers-by who praised them for their good behaviour.