A Touch of the Wild
This week, Reception enjoyed a school trip to A Touch of the Wild in Grammarcombe woods.
We went prepared for the Autumnal weather, wrapped up warm in hats, scarves, wellies and waterproofs. After a short coach ride, we sat around the camp fire (not yet lit!) and the group leaders Neil and Lorna explained to us how we could stay safe whilst in the woods.
We then split in to four groups, and went on a nature hunt, searching for a selection of specified natural items, including prickly horse chestnut casings, oak leaves and fir cones. Each group then enjoyed a carousel of activities, including making faces from clay and natural objects, den building, igniting a flame using a fire lighting flint, and free play on the tree house, mud kitchen, rope swing and cargo scramble net.
We then enjoyed our packed lunches around the (now lit) camp fire, followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows which we toasted over the flames. A very happy end to a busy and interesting visit.