Year 1 trip to Blackhills.
Thursday 15th May | 17 comments
We have had a wonderful day at Blackhills Scout camp. The weather was good – not too hot or too cold and there was not a drop of rain!
The children were very excited to find we were to be driven to the campsite in a brand new coach – very luxurious. We met with Mrs James at the campsite and after drink of milk and a biscuit, we were split into three groups. Over the course of the day the children took part in three different activities.
Mrs. James led a tracking exercise. The children used their knowledge of track making from school the previous day to make tracks for the other children to follow. They used found materials from the woods such as stones, twigs and leaves.
Mrs. Galbraith led string trails and den making. The children took it in turns to work with a partner who was blindfolded. Their partner then had to guide them around a string trail that went under, over and through the trees! The group also made some fantastic dens for different mini beasts.
Mrs. Daniels led a map and compass exercise. The children had to follow the map to find parts of a clue which would let them know where to find the treasure. There was a big surprise for the red group when they got to the treasure as Mrs. Daniels saw a very naughty squirrel running up the tree with the red group’s bag of chocolate coins in its mouth!
We all had a brilliant day and the children were really well behaved and a BIG thank you to all the parents who came with us.
The Year 1 team.