Year 8 Visit to Cheddar Gorge

Year 8 Visit to Cheddar GorgeIt was an adventurous Thursday for a large group of Year 8 pupils, as they made their way to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset to take part in a number of exciting and educational activities.  They split into two groups which allowed them to have a more personalised tour of the caves.

Year 8 Visit to Cheddar GorgeThe pupils had a tour of Gough Cave, finding out about its namesake Richard Cox Gough and seeing many amazing features inside the cave.

‘Dreamhunters’ was another experience the pupils thoroughly enjoyed: this involved a multimedia experience telling the story of ‘The Adventures of Early Man’.  After lunch some pupils went to visit the museum while others climbed Jacob’s Ladder (all 274 steps).  Mr Murdoch-Smith gave an excellent talk about the significance of Jacob’s Ladder.  A very tired group then made their way to the shops in Cheddar Village before departing.  The pupils were a credit to Test Valley School with their excellent behaviour throughout the day.