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Cheddar Gorge Trip
Swallow Class recently went on an action-packed fieldtrip to Cheddar Gorge. The day started with a guided tour around Gough’s Cave where the children marvelled at the fantastic landforms and were told the history of the caves, how the 10 000 year old Cheddar Man was found there and how they are still used today for both tourism and aging Cheddar cheese.
From the caves, we went to a wide-screen cinema to watch a film which talked us through the history of Cheddar Gorge and life there in the past. It showed spectacular aerial views of the Gorge and discussed why the Gorge is so important, not just Geologically, but also as a wildlife habitat, being designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
After this, we took a look around the Museum of Prehistory and learned what life was like for early man living in the gorge 10 000 years ago. The museum was full of real artefacts found in the caves and interesting displays about how man evolved his use of tools and weapons.
A well-earned lunch was followed by a trip around the Dreamhunters exhibit in Cox’s Cave. This took the children back in time using sound and light displays projected onto the walls, to help them imagine themselves as early residents of the gorge, thousands of years ago.
A quick trip up and down the 274 steps of Jacob’s Ladder, completed the trip and rounded off a fun-filled day of learning.