written by
Penny Dash

Children’s Woodland Adventure

Eaton House The Manor Girls’ School 1 min read , June 15, 2021
children's woodland adventure
The Eaton House The Manor Y6 girls had a children’s bushcraft adventure

As told by an Eaton House The Manor Girls’ School Year 6 pupil

On the 21 of May, Form 6 from Eaton House The Manor Girls’ School went on a children’s woodland adventure Bushcraft Day, and the chosen venue was Dulwich Woods.

Photographer: Lukasz Szmigiel | Source: Unsplash

A children’s woodland adventure means lots of games

Firstly, the girls played some group games in the woods, which involved acting in the form of various plants, trees and squirrels.

Children's woodland adventure
Photographer: Paolo Nicolello | Source: UnsplashPhotographer: Paolo Nicolello | Source: UnsplashPhotographer: Paolo Nicolello | Source: Unsplash

Lighting fires in our children’s woodland adventure

To help them on their children’s woodland adventure, the girls had a group leader called Wendy. She helped them with all their activities, including collecting sticks and learning to use a flint to make a spark for their fires.

Children's woodland adventure
The Eaton House The Manor Girls make learn to start a fire

Toasting marshmallows over a fire in the woods

The Eaton House The Manor Girls cooked lunch over the fire on our children’s woodland adventure and made cheese toasties, toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate in bananas. All the girls pronounced the food treats as delicious.

Children's woodland adventure
Photographer: Leon Contreras | Source: Unsplash

Afterwards, the girls were given the survival challenge of building a tent and purifying water. It took a long time, but they were successful when they worked as a team, and the tent looked really good. Bushcraft proved to be really fun, and all the girls learned so much about nature.

Photographer: Laura Pluth | Source: Unsplash

Further information

Find out more about bushcraft for children at

Eaton House Schools - if you are interested in finding out more about our schools for your child, please contact Miss Sam Feilding, Head of Admissions, on 0203 917 5050 or by email at sfeilding@eatonhouseschools.com if you have a general enquiry, please contact us at enquiries@eatonhouseschools.com.

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