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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Books And Bushcraft

On Friday evening, the excitement levels were at fever pitch in Year 2 as the boys awaited the arrival of their Dads for the annual ‘Lads and Dads, Books and Bushcraft’ event. The idea behind the event is to promote reading for pleasure by engaging with Dads (or Grandads, Uncles, cousins) to provide positive male reading role models with the home environment.

Once everyone had arrived and been served refreshments, the evening started with an introduction from Mr Bushcraft aka Mr Leuzinger who set the lads and Dads a group challenge to create a shelter that would protect the whole group from rain and wind using a tarpaulin, some ropes and anything they could find in the school grounds! There were some ingenious creations and everyone had lots of fun.

Then the groups split, with one enjoying delicious campfire cooked hot dogs, and the other,sharing books with their Dads on the terrace and grounds. They then switched over, before the evening ended with the traditional delicious campfire favourite, s'mores, fire-roasted marshmallows with a layer of chocolate between two crackers. Several Dads savoured this delicacy for the first time and everyone agreed it was a perfect way to round off our evening with sticky faces and smoky fingers and a desire to read more together!

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