Before half term, the Y6 pupils had the exciting opportunity to participate in a two-day wilderness camping experience. We visited The Wilderness Academy at Consall Scout Camp.
It was a great opportunity for the children to immerse themselves in nature, camp in the woods, learn new skills and take part in a range of exciting activities with their friends.
The programme was designed to focus on personal development including: life skills, decision making, communication and team work. It was also a wonderful opportunity for them to push themselves out of their comfort zones and try new things.
Some of the activities the pupils had the opportunity to participate in included:
- Setting up camp and building the bell tents
- Building shelters
- Lighting fires
- Enjoying a campfire singalong and a talent show
- Learning navigational skills and trekking through the forest using a map
- Cooking campfire food such as bread
- Learning about and abiding by the Countryside Code
- Learning wilderness first aid
The camp proved to be a real success! The weather was beautiful and the children had a brilliant time (and even the sleep deprived Mrs Kuffour and Mrs Magee did too). During the two days, the children showed a real kindness towards each other and towards the environment. They were so respectful and thoughtful and thoroughly embraced every opportunity they were given.
Here are a few example of what they got up to during the two days:
Our site and bell tents.
Playing Man Hunt in the woods around our camp site.
Jake did really well hiding! He blended into the environment brilliantly and won as a result.
An interesting way to hide Archie and Scarlett!
Fire lighting was very fun but rather challenging.
We enjoyed making bread to toast over the campfire.
You can't have a campfire without the opportunity to toast marshmellows! Yummy.