Spring has sprung in Cumbria and there are signs of it everywhere – daffodils, baby lambs and the odd sunny spell in between lengthy periods of rain. As the weather improves, I would encourage all children to get outside more often and embrace the beauty of nature and the fantastic opportunities presented by our outstanding locality. We are blessed with being so close to wild places which are ideal for explorers young and old. It isn’t far to travel to get to a beach to make sand sculptures and to hunt for interesting shells and sea creatures. We have woods and forests locally for den building and to search for mini beasts. If you are feeling brave, why not visit one of our local lakes and have a paddle or climb a mountain to get a bird’s eye view? There are plenty of guides available to help families to get outdoors in our local area and it is often a cheap day out. The National Trust has created a list of 50 things to do before turning 11 and ¾, a copy is attached to the newsletter but you can use the weblink below to download an app for your phone to help track your progress.
It would be fantastic if our students could use this spring and summer to tick off many of these activities with their families. This weekend, could you?
• Go on a bug hunt in some local woods?
• Watch the stars and find out some of the names of the constellations?
• Go on a long bike ride, perhaps you could take a picnic?