Year 7 from All Hallows Preparatory School have enjoyed a visit to the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Investigating coastal erosion and the impact of tourism on Lulworth Cove, the whole year group and their five intrepid staff members, hiked, surveyed, and examined their way to eventual ice-cream glory, all in the name of environmentalism. 

The day proved to be a much-appreciated off-timetable chance for the children to enjoy each other’s company as a year group, as well as giving the staff (well, one in particular!) the chance to really model the famous All Hallows’ grit and resilience, when a bout of vertigo on quite a steep hill led to the decision to bottom shuffle down the cliff path! 

The children, unfazed by their elder’s antics, waited patiently, having cavorted like mountain goats with some athleticism down one side and up the other. The quote of the day came at their touching reunion; “Mrs X (the names have been changed to protect the innocent!), I’ve just watched you do what you tell us every day – dig deep, find a way, get the job done!” Tears of pride soon overtook the blush of embarrassment. 

“I’m so proud of the incredible resilience shown by our All hallows children during what has been an unusual year, to say the least,” said Dr Richards, All Hallows Head. “It was wonderful for our Year 7 to be out and about once again and to be able to put their practical field work skills to the test.”