We had the best day ever when we put on activities for the rest of the school to enjoy the wildflower meadow. We noticed that most pupils were fascinated by the colours and sounds of bees – all in a small space!

Learning about the different types of wildflowers has been fun – we were impressed by how many were in our school grounds and how we found different flowers in our two trips to Galley’s Gill.

We had a vey busy field trip to visit the Durham Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Rainton Meadows. Each of us took part in activities designed to help us learn how to navigate using the landscape features and how to identify and remember wildflower names.

We were captivated by the stories and memories shared by Fred and Tommy who used to work in the shipyards at Sunderland. We watched an old film in black and white that showed what life was like for a young apprentice working in the yards. Tommy told us that the apprentice had to make sure…

In class we drew gigantic huge maps of what we thought were the main features and landmarks of Sunderland. We presented these maps to our class to begin a conversation on what we thought was important and why. We compared old maps and photos to see how Sunderland has changed over the last few hundred…

We set off with Rio into our school grounds to decide where we would like to create our wildflower meadow. We had to think about its size, shape and where it could best be seen. We also had to thinkĀ  practically about things such as where the nearest water source would be for watering the…

The Lost Landscapes and Learning Launch Assembly asked to start thinking about where we live, what we would consider to be the main landmarks and how these may have shaped the types of activities and industry that has in turn shaped Sunderland. We enjoyed the photos that highlighted where Galley’s Gill is situated and where…