Story Telling in a Local Beauty Spot- Cam Peak

Chestnut's focus this half term was to learn about the power of oral story telling for both local myths and for more well known ones. We decided that it would be a great idea to enlist a local story teller and take the children to the place that the stories were about. This special local place was Cam Peak and Cam Longdown. 

What with the gorgeous weather, the great stories and the wonderful views it really was a fantastic day out to bring their learning to life!

September 2021- Our First School Trip On a Coach.

Chestnut's focus this term was to learn about the power of oral story telling for both local myths and for more well known ones. We decided that it would be a great idea to enlist a local story teller and take the children to the place that the stories are about. This place was Cam Peak and Cam Longdown.

The children were very excited as some had not been on a coach trip for such a long time.

Climbing the steep hill of Cam Peak

We were lucky with the weather which made hiking up the steep face of Cam Peak an easier affair. All of the children made it and they were amazed by the wonderful views; it was so clear they could see Sugar Loaf in Wales and the Skirrid. 

Exploring the Peak and the Longdown.

Once the children had climbed the steep incline and after a brief rest to get their breath back and to have a quick snack, they explored Cam Longdown, listened to several stories and ate their well earned picnic lunch on the top whilst enjoying the sunshine and the beautiful views. They even found the odd fossil too.

Story Telling Where The Tale Began

Everyone was captivated by the story of how Cam Peak was made and they asked lots of interesting questions about this and they wanted to know what certain hills in the distance were called.  It really brought the stories/myths to life as well as showing them what the land might look like from a bird's point of view high in the sky looking down.