- School Trips
Last week was Humanities Week at Prior Park School Gibraltar. It was an exciting time which involved trips, talks and tutor times dedicated to quizzes, debates and competitions. For the trips, the Year 8s went to Our Lady of Europe Shrine and here you can see the Year 7’s coastal boat tour to Gorham’s Cave and the Year 9's visit to Tovey Cottage. These were both fun and educational, giving the students an amazing opportunity to learn more about Gibraltar, its history, and the unique wildlife it is home to today.
When visiting Tovey Cottage, the Year 9s were given talks from those working hard to protect Gibraltar’s flora and fauna. They were able to see first hand the impact their work is having when they were introduced to some of the birds being looked after at the Field Centre. There were talks from Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society (GONHS), Raptor Unit and from the Wildlife Warden on conservation & re-wilding projects.
The Coastal Boat tour took the students to see Gorham’s Cave and they were taught all about the work being done there to uncover more about the Rock’s rich history. They heard about all the animals who used to roam the Rock and how we know they lived here. Although, sadly, the students did not manage to see any dolphins on the trip they learnt so much about this UNESCO World Heritage Site which is right on our doorstep.