Year 2 Wirral Coastal Tour

22nd September 2014

On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, the year two children went on a fabulous trip as part of their exciting topic - "Why do we love to be beside the seaside?

They began their Wirral Coastal tour by visiting Leasowe Lighthouse where the children heard a short talk about it's history and learning that it is the oldest brick built Lighthouse which is still standing in Europe! 

The second stop was to explore the incredible Hoylake Lifeboat Station. The children met Kim, a past serving crew member who gave a guided tour. The learnt about the lifeboat, rescue routines and the history of the station and it's crew.  A particular highlight was visiting the boot room where the children had the chance to see the specialised equipment which is used for each rescue.  This will inspire our literacy lessons next week with the children writing instructions for how to get dressed, ready for a lifeboat launch.

After lunch, we met a Wirral Ranger on Hoylake shore to study the beach strand line, linking to our micro habitats and classification topic in science. The children enjoyed digging in the mud to find crabs and identifying the different shell types. 

Our final destination was West Kirby, which had been the focus for our human geography topic. The children compared the town to Liscard, talking about the differences in shops, houses, transport and recreational activities.

The children finished their day with a playtime on the beach and an ice cream.

After such an action packed day, it was early nights all round - especially for the teachers!

Have a look at the video below to see some of the highlights from the trip!