This week, our Year 6 children have been on a residential, which is quite different to the residentials that have gone before.
As mentioned in previous blogs and alerts, we felt it was time for a change and when looking for alternative options, came across The Bushcraft Company.
We knew this would be a completely different experience for our children and, through the reports coming back to us, the Year 6 children have really embraced it whole heartedly – we are so proud of them all.
During their stay, the children have learnt so many life skills and tested their own resilience. They have covered:
- How to safely build and start a fire
- How build their own shelters, making them as weatherproof as possible;
- Learnt ‘wilderness first aid’ skills, putting them to the test during an SOS scenario – rescuing their teachers from a plane crash!
- How to use knives and cutting equipment safely to make items they needed for camp;
- How to source water and purify it so it is drinkable
- How to make traps
- Food preparation and cooking skills on an open fire
The week was finished off with a Bushcraft Challenge, putting all their new-found skills to use.
We’re sure that the children will be pleased to get back to their comfy beds but they will do so knowing they’ve just had a great adventure!
Photographs from The Bushcraft Company’s website