June 2015 – Lilac Class Camp

Friday 5th June, 2015

Today Lilac class will hike to their campsite, pitch their tents, gather wood for a fire, sing campfire songs, toast marshmallows and then hopefully fall in to a deep sleep! This camp marks the end of a set of team building sessions which they have enjoyed all through this academic year. Activities have included survival skills, tent pitching as well as traversing and understanding forest life.

Pre-camp briefing. "There is no us without u"

Pre-camp briefing. “There is no ‘us’ without ‘u'”

Loading the trailer with 20 sleeping bags, blow up beds and rucksacks!

Loading the trailer with 20 sleeping bags, 20 blow up beds and 20 rucksacks!

All aboard and ready to go!

All aboard and ready to go!

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Making their way across the golf course towards the camp site

At the boundary post of the camp site

At the boundary post of the camp site

Crossing the boundary line - the adventure begins!

Crossing the boundary line – the adventure begins!

On the walk through the woods the children were thinking of objects from A-Z which they saw around the wood. They were also identifying trees.

On the walk through the woods the children were thinking of objects from A-Z which they saw around the wood. They were also identifying trees.

D is for deer print

D is for deer print

Bushcraft activities - gathering wood for the fire

Bushcraft activities – gathering wood for the fire

Fire lit - success!!

Fire lit – success!!

Bushcraft Activity - building a fire and making coffee, but does it taste good?

Bushcraft Activity – building a fire and making coffee, but does it taste good?

Tent pitched!

Tent pitched!

Tea time.

Tea time.

Panoramic shot of the bonfire

Panoramic shot of the bonfire

Singing songs round the campfire

Singing songs round the campfire

Getting ready to play a game in the woods

Getting ready to play a game in the woods

Emerging victorious from the best hiding place!

Emerging victorious from the best hiding place!

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Getting the fire ready for the night

Please click on the sound clip below to hear the children singing Kumbaya

Good night from some very happy campers!

Good morning! The kids are now enjoying 'An Introduction to Tracking'

Good morning! The children are now enjoying ‘An Introduction to Tracking’