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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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