After a hearty breakfast year 7 donned their sensible shoes and backpacks, ready for an adventure. We headed onto the coach (sweet, sweet air conditioning) and headed out to the Dune de Pyla, the biggest sand dune in Europe. The Dune reaches a height of 107m, and it has spectacular views over a huge pine forest and the coast. It was also a Star Wars filming location!
We reached the base of the dune and I believe Morgan summed it up well when he said: "That dune is big. Very big." Everyone began the mammoth climb and made it to the top (even Ms Clasby and Mr Phelps who went up the steps) and enjoyed the great view from the top.
After a few pictures at the top, and burying Caitlin in sand, it was then time for the annual Cranborne Dune Running championship. Year 7 went down in groups, running faster than they ever had before, desperately trying not to fall over! We all made it down to the bottom at quite a speed.
We also finally answered that age old question, how much sand can you bring back in your clothing? The answer is: a lot.
"I climbed up it twice and could not feel my legs at the end"- Finn
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