THE BANDA SCHOOL NEWS

Year 6 Trip 2015

THE TRIP AS NARRATED BY A TEACHER

Just before the half term holiday, between Wednesday 14th and Friday 16th October, Year 6 students went on a Geography field trip to Naivasha. This was to introduce the students to the topic ‘Earthquakes and Volcanoes’ that they will be studying later this term.

On day one, we visited Hells Gate to walk in the gorge and to learn about its formation. In the gorge the students also stood underneath a waterfall and then warmed up in hot springs. They learnt about sustainable energy and then swam in a geo-thermal pool.

On day two, we climbed Mt. Longonot (a stratovolcano) and then walked partially around the crater rim. Although the climb proved difficult for some students, the sense of teamwork and camaraderie kept everybody in good spirits and, as a result, every single student made it to the top. 

N. YATES

THE TRIP AS NARRATED BY PUPILS

Day one: We all went into Hells Gate looking clean and came out looking filthy and covered in mud. Our guide took us down into the gorge and it got very slippery but it was still awesome!

After Hells Gate, we went to a geo-thermal pool a.k.a. ‘eggy pool!’  The pool was very warm but it wasn’t heated, it was due to the ground’s warmth. We all came out like boiled eggs!

Day two: We got up early and went to climb Longonot. When we got to the summit, we went around the crater and sprinted back down to have lunch.

The boys were kicking up the dust so you couldn’t see your feet. We were covered in dust, so when it started raining, we looked like we had leopard skin! We had the best time ever!

On the last night, we went to Camp Carnellys restaurant. We sat up on an open deck where, during the fun dinner, we saw an extraordinary sight; we watched a meteor explode! It was a dazzling rock flying high up in the sky, then suddenly, the fiery ball exploded into sparks!

By NELIA, JEET, AMELIA AND JULIA.

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