webDuring the first week of term, Year 6 ventured into the Oxfordshire woodlands to experience an adventure with The Bushcraft Company. After trekking into the camp and cooking their kebabs over an open fire, the children were divided into three tribes. When tribe names were decided, banners were designed and imaginative stories and dances created, before shelters were constructed out of branches, leaves and tarpaulin. Stories around the camp fire were followed by sleep in the shelters that they built or in tents; a true woodland experience. Day two saw the children using cutting tools to make pegs as well as learning how to make traps. Swimming in the freezing lake followed; the screams echoing through the woods showed the initial shock at the temperature, but were instantly followed by the sound of laughter! A 'Tribes Got Talent' show concluded the second day and a wet night in the shelters followed. The final day involved the children learning some basic First Aid and then applying their bushcraft skills to make their own traps. The coach journey home was filled with laughter and stories of adventure, with a strong scent of campfire smoke pervading the atmosphere.