On 21 June, Year 10 pupils visited Kew Gardens. They were impressed with the huge variety of plants found at Kew and appreciated the aesthetic of the gardens. The year group was split into two and all had an opportunity to wander the grounds and see the various conservatories that the garden had to offer.
A unique installation called 'The Hive' was available for pupils to experience; it is a metal structure that represents a honey bee hive, with lights that flicker in time to vibrations caused when the bees in the hives nearby communicate with each other.
Pupils also attended a field studies workshop which was led by an ecology expert from Kew, with one pupil commenting that "...the surroundings were amazing with brilliant views, the workshop was also interesting and provided some funny moments to remember. It was a really good day out and allowed us all to bond as a year group."
The day finished with a group walk up on the treetop walkway, which proved to be a bit too high for some! It was a wonderful day, with lots of sunshine and very well-behaved pupils.
Dove Al-Hajjaj, Science Teacher