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Visit to Wimpole

The sun shone on our trip to Wimpole hall on 13th April! Oak and Willow classes went in the morning and had a wonderful time wandering around the North Park, over the Chinese bridge and up the hill to the folly. We visited lots of the new installations, created to help visitors understand the views that Capability Brown designed into his landscape. All the children had chance to sketch the views and other things of interest. They finished their visit with a picnic lunch and were soon joined by Ash and Maple classes who had their picnic lunch when they arrived. When they had finished, they went round the house to the park and sketched some of the views, but also explored the meadows with their sheep and geese and old oak trees. We are going to use what we have learnt about Capability Brown to help us make concept boards with a landscape gardener as part of Fen Drayton's celebration of the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown's birth. The concept boards will be used to design a garden in memory of Capability Brown at Bannolds.

A big thank you goes to all the parents who came with us on the trip and helped us enjoy the beautiful landscape at Wimpole.