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Year 3 Children Camp Overnight


It wasn’t exactly a Bear Grylls experience, but pupils from a Calne school had the chance to learn important survival skills when they took part in an overnight camp within the safety of their own school grounds.

A total of 32 Year 3 children aged seven and eight from St Margaret’s Preparatory School took part in the adventure that included building shelters and a campfire.  The overnight stay was organised by H5 Adventure, with the help of Year 3 class teachers Sarah Harlock and Heather Richards, as well as the Head of Sport Dan Dury.

Mrs Harlock said: ‘The children enjoyed a range of teamwork tasks and challenges and were also expected to put up their own tents.  They sang songs around the campfire and enjoyed roasting marshmallows, popping popcorn and cooking chocolate bananas on the fire.  This was a first overnight stay away from family for many, but the children wrapped up warm in their sleeping bags and stayed the entire night in the tents, on the school field.  The tasks gave them the opportunity to improve their determination and perseverance, as well as developing new teamwork skills.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!’

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