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Year 3’s Adventures in Granada

Year 3 has just been on our very first residential trip, to….

Granada!

On Thursday 7th January, we returned to school after our Christmas break and boarded the bus with our Adventurebug guide, Matt Butler, bound for the Parque de las Ciencias (science museum) in Granada, which is around 2 hours from our school in Marbella.  Here is the route we took.

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IMG_4952After, having our picnic lunch with a famous scientist..

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we headed into the museum for our visit.
We were very excited to be visiting the mummies exhibition!

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There were mummies there from all over the world, including a replica of the Iceman, a natural mummy found in the ice here in Europe, 25 years ago.  However, our main interest were the Egyptian mummies as our new topic this term is all about Ancient Egypt.

We saw a replica of Tutankhamun‘s death mask.

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Here are some photos from the rest of our museum visit.

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Investigating the Iceman

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A real Egyptian mummy!

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This was the actual capsule which brought the trapped Chilean miners to the surface in 2010!

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After an exciting day of Science, we visited the outskirts of the Alhambra, a moorish palace dating back to the 14th Century and probably what most visitors to Granada come to see…

Photo Credit: zanzibarcordoba via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: zanzibarcordoba via Compfight cc

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The next day, we drove to the beautiful Embalse del Cubillas for a morning of fun outdoor activities led by Matt and Baruch from Adventurebug.

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Our activities included:

  • archery
  • tree climbing
  • a blindfold game called Minefield
  • the caterpillar walk!

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It was a trip of ‘firsts’ and ‘mosts’.  For some of the children, it was the very first time they had spent a night away from their families, slept on the top bunk or seen a real live (well, you know what I mean!) mummy.  Others had never climbed so high or had a sleepover with so many other people.

Mrs Griffiths and I were very proud of you all and know that you are ready for your longer trip in Year 4!

What was the best bit of the trip?

Which of the Adventurebug activities was your favourite and why?

How did you feel when you got back to school again?

Have you ever been on a school residential before?  Please write and tell us about it!

 

Our Class Trip to the Zoo

Last week, Year Three went on a class trip to BioParc, Fuengirola to find out a little bit more about the animals which inhabit the rainforest.

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Fuengirola is a town half an hour away by bus from our school in Marbella and our route took us along the coast – sea views all the way!  BioParc is quite a small zoo compared to lots of others we have been to.  However, it’s amazing how many different species of animals you can see there.  And they all originate in the rainforest!

Here’s a photo of us waiting for the zoo to open.

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Our guide, Catalina, showed us around all morning, patiently answering all sorts of questions about the creatures we saw there.  We finished with a show, and two of the boys were delighted to be picked to feed the deer!

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After a picnic and a play in the nearby playground, it was time to get back on the bus and head for home.

Here are some more photos of the day.

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We loved the cheeky meerkats.

Jason's favourite, the komodo dragon. It eats goats!

Jason’s favourite, the komodo dragon. It eats goats!

A funky gibbon.

A funky gibbon.

Can you count how many sleeping lemurs?

Can you count how many sleeping lemurs?

Picnic in the park.

Picnic in the park.

What was your favourite animal and why?
Animals should not be kept in zoos.  What do you think of this opinion?