Beach outing tops the school year

Some of the youngsters from Hinderwell School who enjoyed a day out on South Bay beach..'Picture by Neil Silk  112462
Some of the youngsters from Hinderwell School who enjoyed a day out on South Bay beach..'Picture by Neil Silk 112462

PUPILS and teachers alike showed they do like to be beside the seaside in their annual day out.

Searching for crabs, building castles in the sand and having a paddle in the not-so-warm North Sea made up “the best day of the year” for Hinderwell School pupils on a trip to South Bay.

Assistant headteacher Christine Cooper said that everyone had got into the summer spirit on the outing.

She said: “Every year we take the whole school on a beach day.

“We investigate the rock pool, do sand sculptures, we walk all the way from school and take a bus back.

“There were 220 school children, it’s one of the best school days of the year, they really enjoy it.”

“All the teachers, teaching assistants and parent helpers go too.

“It’s a really exciting day, very tiring but there are no problems; all the children enter into it with enthusiasm.”

The icing on the cake – or the flag on the castle – was a good turn out from the often unpredictable English weather.

Mrs Cooper added: “The weather was perfect. It wasn’t too sunny but just the right temperature for digging sandcastles, a bit too cold for the sea though!”