Year Four visited the Roseland peninsula last week exploring the history of St Anthony’s lighthouse and Place Manor on a glorious sunny autumnal day.
Setting off from the National Trust car park at Porth Farm, the group meandered alongside streams, over bridges, and through forests, hugging the riverside before stopping at Place Manor for a mid-morning snack.
Hiking further to St Anthony Church, the children learned about the impressive Augustinian building which dates back to 1150. Inside budding photographers framed the stained glass windows, floor tiles and memorials to the Spry family.
Strolling up the hill and towards the coastline the party stopped for a group photo backed by spectacular views across to Falmouth and Pendennis Castle.
A quick rope climb to Molunan beach made for the perfect lunch spot amongst the tide kissed caves and rockpools.
Finally, the 47 pupils and staff strode on to St Anthony’s lighthouse, home to Fraggle Rock in the 1980s, and listened, captivated, to tales of shipwrecks, danger, the ‘unclimbable fence’ and WW2 battery defences on the headland.
Written by: Tom Tolkien – English Coordinator