Thankfully they weren’t taking part in any high-risk activities on this trip. Other than obviously making fires and general fun in the woods….but that I am used to! It was only 3 days and 2 nights away but they seemed to pack enough fun into that short time to make it a really exciting, action packed trip.
The Bushcraft Company run UK Adventures for students aged 7 to 18, in The Woods, on The Coast and in The Mountains, at 7 unique outdoor centres across the country. No. 1’s school trip was to Cornbury Park. He enjoyed it so much I am thinking that one of their Summer camps in Kent might figure on his #SummerBucketList next year.
They built shelters, which if deemed good enough, they were allowed to sleep in rather than in the Bell tents provided. No. 1 and his friends clearly made a fairly decent shelter as they slept in it both nights and in spite of a torrential downpour apparently managed to stay dry.
They built snares, they made fires, they made and cooked their own food on the fires. They played games like capture the lantern and predator, learned camouflage skills and lots more. They returned home grubby, tired and in No. 1 son’s case, with a very croaky voice. But thoroughly happy and thankfully, this time, with no broken bones!
You can read more about the Bushcraft Company here. As well as running residential trips during term time for school children age 7-18 years they also run Summer camps at various locations across the country.