Cornwall

The Manor House

Violet Class spend a fantastic week in Cornwall at The Manor House, where they further their geographical and cultural understanding of the area.

The creative arts always play a part while we are away for example, the children take along their sketch books and cameras to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, where they get an insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain’s most important twentieth century artists. This activity adds another dimension to an otherwise ‘outdoorsy’ sporty week. Hepworth’s sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display in the museum and garden along with paintings, drawings and archive material. On their return to school the children re-create in various materials some of their favourite pieces.

They enjoy visits to a local tin mine, Bodmin Moor and Wadebridge Estuary, as well as cultural outings to the Tate Gallery, St Ives.

There are lots of fun and sporting activities such as surfing, bike rides, crab fishing and a beach bonfire with marshmallow toasting. It’s an eventful week to remember – as you can see from the action-packed timetable below and photographs from our past few trips!

SaturdayGames in the village field
Beach exploration at Trevone Bay
SundaySurfing
Coastal Walk
MondayRock climbing at Halldrine Cove
Visit to Geevor tin mine to pan for gold
Beach bonfire, including toasting marshmellows
TuesdayVisit to Bodmin Moor (Celtic Hut Circles & Moorland Habitats)
Beach study and beach combing at Rocky Beach, Polzeath
WednesdayVisit Tate Gallery St Ives and Dame Barbara Hepworth Museum
Crab fishing in Padstow
ThursdayBicycle safari to Padstow
Kayaking to Old Town Cove
FridayReturn to school

Contact details

The Manor House Activity & Development Centre
St Issey
Wadebridge
Cornwall
PL27 7QB