Chesil Beach Centre
Thanks to a kind donation from ASSET (via Mr Steve Stubbings), the Year 4 children were lucky enough to visit the Chesil Beach Marine Centre in Weymouth. This linked with our recent science topic 'Living Things and their habitats'.
At the centre, the children learnt about the fantastic habitat that the Fleet Lagoon and Chesil Beach provide for a vast range of species including birds, skates and rays, sharks, turtles and fish. With our ranger, Marc, Year 4 spent time exploring the edge of the lagoon as well as the beach itself. They discovered some of the plants and animals that inhabit these areas and learnt how the different organisms depend upon each other.
After lunch, the children then took part in a beach litter pick, collecting an alarming amount in a very short time.This helped them to consider the positive and negative impact of humans on this unique habitat and to think about ways to help preserve its special wildlife.