On Wednesday 26th June, Year 7 students enjoyed a fun packed visit to Conkers in Derbyshire.

The purpose of the visit was to develop an understanding of the regeneration of the former mining area. The students listened to a talk on ‘Coal to Conkers’ led by a ranger and participated in a Bare foot Walk where they developed their understanding of the history of the site while experiencing different textures underfoot!


Year 7 also explored the Conkers site by conducting a self-led orienteering activity- they worked in small groups and followed a map to find clues, which were then decoded to find an answer.

When asked ‘What did you enjoy the most?’ Olivia thought that the 4D Cinema and the Bare Foot Walk were really good and Ezar thought that the orienteering activity was great as they got to explore the site.

Please see some of the pictures of our visit…

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