Year 3 Bushcraft Survival Skills Day

As part of Activity Week, Year 3 enjoyed an outdoor Bushcraft activity day! In small groups, they made shelters and put camouflage face paint on. Year 3 also played games in the forest school area, using foliage to help disguise themselves. Some children were hidden so well, it was a challenge to find them.

The children also found out about what Cadets or Army personnel would carry in their backpack for essential survival and what each item could be used for. One example was how flints are used to generate a spark for a fire and the importance of a fire if you are in the wild.

They also took part in a team-building exercise and physical obstacle course – it was very competitive and they all loved it! The last activity was a team game called ‘Capture the Flag’, children fired water balloons at the opposing team in an attempt to capture the flag.

Mrs Brookes said: “We literally did not stop all day, other than quick drinks breaks and a packed lunch together under the trees for shade.

They had a very fun day, practised new skills and were all so resilient at taking on new challenges and working effectively as part of a team.”