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TSIMS Visit the Eden Project

TSIMS Visit the Eden Project

This weekend saw the last trip of the year for the students from The Grange. On Friday, all 46 of the students accompanied by the staff set off on a road trip to the Eden Project in Cornwall, organised by our House Mistress, Mrs Shearman. On arrival, the group split off to explore the Mediterranean and Rainforest biomes and study the plant life and environment in each. The students admired the views from the canopy walkway and Tymur read students and members of the public a story from his Story Telling throne, in the Mediterranean biome. After lunch, the group attended workshops run by the Eden Project on the topic of Global Warming. As the day drew to a close, the group ventured up to the YHA which would be their home for the next few days and played Bingo, organised by the GRAs outside, with many students getting competitive for a bag of Haribo as the prize!

On Saturday, the group took the Land Train back down to the Eden Project and after enjoying breakfast made their way over to the ‘Hangloose’ adventure zone, to take part in activities. The bravest of the group took part in 4 activities; SkyWire, England’s longest and fastest zip wire above the Eden Project Biomes; Big Air, where they leap from platforms onto a giant airbag; The Drop, 33ft of freefall and Gravity where they plummeted 50ft on a giant swing. Despite being terrified the whole group impressed us with their ability to give all the activities a go and had no regrets upon completion. In the afternoon, the students spent some time splashing in the sea at Carlyon Bay before heading back to the YHA for a general knowledge quiz and supper.

On the last day of the trip, the group headed to St Austell to take part in a Murder Mystery and followed clues around the town to discover how Mr D Odgeyodealings met his demise. Rakhym led his team around the route crossing off the suspects and weapons to reveal the culprit. In the afternoon, in Bude, Mr Duncan, Miss Donnachie and Miss Barnett headed out to sea with a group of students for surfing lessons with the Big Blue Surf School. Xavier and Joan showed their experience gained from our previous surfing trips riding the big waves. Down the road the remainder of the group practiced their balancing skills and rode segways across trails. Before the journey back to school there was time to enjoy some final sea air, with the group reuniting for some Fish and Chips on the beach.

Katherine Barnett