14 June 2022

After the Inter House Athletics on Friday afternoon, twelve third years and three members of staff travelled to Youlbury Scout Campsite for the Bushcraft Survival Camp. On arrival, after erecting the kitchen shelter and building a cooking fire, the students set to building their accommodation for the night. Most opted for the hammock and tarpaulin option, and a large group clumped together to build a hammock city! Dinner was cooked in foil and a large cast iron stew pot on the open fire before roasting marshmallows and making s’mores. Some sleep was managed, although the light and birdsong got most of them up at 4:30am, not a time normally seen on a Saturday by teenagers! Breakfast was cooked on the relit embers of the previous days’ fire – sausages and bacon baps – before packing away the campsite and heading back to school in time for cricket matches.

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