Thursday, 17 November 2011
With a remit to ‘get muddy and enjoy it’ from Teacher Steve Osborne, the youngsters really made the most of their morning, splashing in the stream, wading through the mud and finishing it all off with a welcome cup of hot chocolate.
Even with a full curriculum Steve maintains that it is important for the children to have free time to explore at their own pace and without a prescribed outcome to the activity.
The school will be continuing to use Penrose for its activities with more classes getting outdoors to explore and broaden their curriculum in future.
Thursday, 10 November 2011
The Trust’s Lizard volunteers were up at Penrose this week working to replace an old flight of steps that link the car park to the estate.
Greg, Paul, Pete and Rob showed their carpentry credentials and the rotten old steps were replaced in no time at all with a perfect flight, that wouldn’t look out of place in Penrose House itself!
The replacement of these steps is just part of the improvement to the infrastructure to the estate that will take place over the coming years. The footpath signs and information boards will also be rationalised and updated.
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Karen Llewellyn from CN4C said: “It was a fantastic day, with the children and parents really getting involved. Cornwall Neighbourhoods 4 Change (CN4C) and the National Trust are developing a great working partnership and if the Pond Dipping is anything to go by there will be plenty of fun wildlife events in the future for everyone to enjoy.” We also teamed up with Trudy Russell from the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) who is encouraging more people to explore nature. Trudy supplied microscopes for everyone to get a closer look at the slimy creatures we uncovered in the pool.
Keep checking the blog to hear more about upcoming activities. Access to the pond dipping site by kind permission of the Trustees of Penrose Estate.