A group of Year 5 children went to Malham for a one night residential. We managed to escape the rain and had an amazing time.
We stayed at the Malham YHA and Yorkshire National Parks Staff, Rebecca, Rob and Ann, took us on many adventures.
We went to Malham Cove, walked up the 400 steps for a magnificent view from the top, then came back down and went stream dipping to identify different specifies of aquatic insects. Afterwards, we hiked back into the village for some delicious ice cream. Back at the YHA we had to make our beds, ate tea and played some games before bedtime.
The following day we went to visit a local farm- Hilltop Farm. We held and fed rescue chickens, watched Daisy the sheep dog herd sheep and got to stroke them and find out the type of sheep and what kind of fleece they had. We then hiked around the fields, lanes and barns to check on the cows and sheep. When we returned we got to hand feed 6 week old calves with the biggest baby bottles we had seen. Before we left for home, we took part in some team building activities.
Mrs Smith, Miss Wright and Mr Emmett are very proud of all the children who attempted every activity with enthusiasm and overcame some of their fears.
A big thank you to Rebecca, Rob and Ann from Yorkshire National Parks, all the staff at Malham YHA and everyone at Hilltop Farm for a fabulous few days away.
Here are some of our photos.