Sixth form students made the most of their last few days at Fairmead with a trip to Brownsea Island on the Dorset Coast.
Some of the students on the trip have been at Fairmead since they were primary pupils, but they are now 18 and 19 years old and ready to move on. HLTA Sarah Harding decided to take them somewhere none of them have ever been before and made arrangements to travel to Poole Harbour and take the ferry over to Brownsea Island.
When they arrived they walked down to the beach and sunbathed and paddled in the sea, then walked back up to the woods to have a picnic in the shade. The students had made sausage rolls and flapjacks in their cookery lessons at school to take with them. After lunch everyone walked around the island in search of red squirrels, but were all a bit too noisy to spot any. Some students bought souvenirs in the gift shop or bought ice creams.
HLTA Sarah Harding said: ‘We didn’t see any red squirrels but we did see some peacocks. One of our leavers enjoyed the day so much she said it was her ‘best day ever’ which was lovely to hear. I think everyone had a great day’.
It was also new Head of Sixth Form and Assistant Head Teacher Shaun France’s first opportunity to enjoy an offsite visit with sixth formers since he started in his post at the start of this term.