Trip to Pegwell Bay
To support with our understanding in the local area for our topic 'Building a Village', we visited Pegwell Bay with two tasks: observe the local area and investigate what used to be there.
On a brisk morning, we walked down to Pegwell Bay. We were disgusted at the litter that was becoming ingrained in our beautiful beaches. However, the view of the cliffs across the sea in the sunshine certainly did not disappoint. Inspired by William Dyce's 1858 painting of the Bay from the other side, we positioned ourselves so that we could sketch the clifftops, taking into account the minute detail that we could see, much like the artist Dyce himself.
From there, we walked up to a concreted area, studying the overgrown bushes, rusty chains and worn line markings that suggested something used to be here. We studied a map and worked out that Pegwell was the site of a port - a hoverport! In fact, Ramsgate's was the first international hoverport in the world! We asked questions as to why it is no longer in existence and predicted what it might be like in the future.