Day Three

What a beautiful day to round off the trip! The children woke up at a more reasonable hour this morning, following a good night's sleep. Pancakes were on the menu for breakfast, but not before the shelters were cleared, bags packed and tents swept up.
The first activity of the day was mini shelter building in tribes to see who could construct the most watertight example. Harry then asked the tribe leaders to place their heads inside the shelters so that he could test which ones really were watertight! All the tribes did a pretty good job.
After a brief break filled with more 'round the fire riddles' and the ever present renditions of 'Pink Fluffy Unicorns', the children listened to Harry talk about wilderness survival and first aid techniques. The children then experimented with the latter, in groups, before tucking into some tasty lunch followed by the customary toasting of marshmallows around the fire. I'm afraid some folk could do with a little more practice were this is concerned; there were numerous charred and inedible examples!
And so the children and staff began the walk back to the coach, through the forest and in the lovely sunshine. Fond farewells were made to our amazing hosts and we set off packed full of the most memorable moments and personal achievements, to be cherished for years to come. Well done and congratulations, Year Four, on a fantastic Bushcraft adventure!