This half term Mr Ashley gave the Year 7 team an exciting opportunity to take 12 pupils to Embers Bushcraft in Meon Valley.
The tutor team selected 12 pupils who we felt would benefit from a confidence, self-esteem and resilience boost. They fully embraced this opportunity and represented the year group fantastically.
The first day we went to the forest they learnt how to build a fire, toasted marshmallows and made smores and competed in archery and shooting air rifles. Some pupils also got VERY muddy!
The second day was freezing but this did not deter the pupils. We arrived at a big fire and hot chocolates to warm us up. Pupils then learnt how to carve wood with knives and were able to make tent pegs. We then made calzones to cook on the campfire.
The pupils had huge smiles on their faces, formed friendships with eachother and definitely grew in confidence. It was a pleasure for Mrs Chainey, Mr Waterson and myself to watch them flourish in the outdoors environment.
We hope to take more pupils in the future!