Sailing and Camping for Year 4
A day and evening of Outward Bound fun and adventure was enjoyed by Year 4 recently. The girls and boys had activities down by the lake and then headed to Junior Boys to set up camp and stay the night!
Nicola Vine, Year 4 Teachers explains more;
“Year 4 enjoyed a wonderful 24 hours at Outward Bound last Friday and really appreciated the chance to participate in a rich programme of outdoor education whilst creating lots of treasured memories with their friends. The fun started down at Summerleaze Lake where they took to the water with sailing, raft building and kayaking activities and fortunately the weather was on their side. Back on land they put their problem solving skills to the test as they worked in groups conquering marble runs, shape sorting, balancing on ropes and much more. On their return to school late afternoon, they set up their tents surprisingly quickly and the Junior Boys grounds soon resembled a wonderful campsite with lots of excited campers. The barbecue was lit and they were soon tucking into a fine feast of burgers, hot dogs and salad - it seemed that the outdoor living certainly had a positive effect on their appetites!
The evening activities involved a little trip to The Thicket to run off some energy and fulfill the important job of collecting firewood for the camp fire. In no time at all, the fire was roaring and songs were being sung like true campers. A little hot chocolate before bedtime did the trick and before long, the torches were out and the camp went quiet. A combination of the dawn chorus and an early sunrise seemed to drag the campers out of bed slightly earlier than anticipated but they wanted to make the most of their outdoor experience. A morning of cricket, football, human pacman and other team games kept Year 4 busy and despite a few yawns on departure, everybody left on a real high after a fun-filled adventure.”