Combe Mill and Blenheim Forest Trail

posted on November 11, 2009

Children from Bladon Primary enjoyed walking through Blenheim’s forest trail, led by the Education Team of Blenheim Palace.

They saw planted and managed forest, and ancient woodland. They had a colour chart and tried to find every colour on there to show them that the woods weren’t just brown and green.

After the Forest Trail the children visited Combe Mill. There they learnt about pistons and steam, blowing through straws and looking at models the volunteer engineers showed them.

“One of the best bits for us all was when we all had a turn at shaping a poker in the forge. We wore leather aprons, gloves and a helmet and worked with molten iron! Then we were allowed to bring them back to school.”

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