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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Books and Bushcraft with Dads

On a beautifully warm and sunny evening, Year 2 boys enjoyed a fantastic evening of Books and Bushcraft with their dads. After a brief introduction explaining the importance of positive male reading role models, the boys were set a shelter building challenge. The dads were encouraged to offer advice and “some” practical assistance but the boys had to work well as a team to create a shelter that would withstand the rigours of British weather.

All the groups successfully achieved this objective, with some offering leisure facilities (a swing!) and others were spotlessly clean!

Boys and their dads at BushcraftThen it was time for sharing a book or two that the boys themselves had selected from the library earlier. Dads and sons cuddled and sat together on the cheerful, sunlit terrace sharing the magic of reading. The other class sampled the gourmet delights of hot dogs cooked over the open camp fire and then they swapped over.

The evening came to its traditional close with the making of s’mores….several boys and indeed dads, had never roasted marshmallows over the glowing embers of a campfire before and the look of ecstasy on their faces as they sandwiched the gooey mallows between two chocolate biscuits was a picture.

As the boys headed home, tired and grubby hopefully inspired to read more with their dads, the fire was put out for another year...  

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