Herne Bay Junior School
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Year 5 Bushcraft Trip

Our children in Year 5 set off on a camping adventure to Bushcraft in Hatfield Woods last week. For many it was their first time away from home so there was a mixture of nerves and excitement. Thankfully the sun was shining and after dropping off their belongings the children got the chance to learn new skills like making and lighting fires, under the watchful eye of the Bushcraft team leaders of course!


After a busy morning of activities the children cooked the food they prepared themselves at lunchtime! The children then went on to make shelters, built traps (for those unsuspecting teachers!) and learnt how to use a knife safely when outdoors. So many different activities were available for them whilst exploring the wonderment of the woods. The tents were scattered amongst the trees and the children sat round the campfire eating their dinner and listening to stories before making their way to bed after an exhausting day! Sunlight streaming through the trees and the smell of bacon cooking woke the children the following morning and slowly a few sleepy heads appeared to join their teachers for breakfast. It was then another fun filled morning of activities before they started dismantling their shelters and prepared to leave this idyllic location after lunch.This really was a great trip for the children as they learnt to work together as a team and show leadership skills, this is a great bonding experience for them all and this can be taken back into the classroom.As for the parents, they were kept fully updated via our twitter feed @HerneBayJuniors and the responses from parents since the children have been back have been so positive. A great learning experience and lots of wonderful and lasting memories have been made, an experience they hopefully wonโ€™t forget!