Year 5 went on a fun field trip to a National Trust coastal area called Birling Gap. Famous for its beautiful, but eroding landscape and diverse wildlife, the children had a thoroughly enjoyable time being taught by two National Trust volunteers. The groups learnt about how to use a compass and navigate; look at the evidence of tidal and weather erosion; use a grid to count plant species and found treasures along the strand-line on the beach. The children also went bug hunting in the long grasses of the Downs and learnt how to classify the specimens they collected, using a sweep net and an Entomology Chart. Everyone was very excited and had an amazing day. Thank you to the National Trust for giving their time, the PTFA for sponsoring the trip, Mrs Stevens for organising the trip and all the other staff members and parent helpers who came on the day.