The children at St Mary’s Preparatory School enjoyed a day away from the classrooms last week with a Bushcraft activity day.
Run by the Bushcraft Company, a leading provider in outdoor learning opportunities for children, the event took place on the YMCA field in Henley.
Activities ranged from shelter building to clay pot making, muddy art to knot tying and the very popular camouflage face paint! Children at St. Mary’s regularly enjoy outdoor learning opportunities, and this was a great chance for all the year groups to reconnect with their peers and their teachers.
The torrential downpours did nothing to dampen spirits, with the children loving every minute and the opportunity to reconnect with friends and get as muddy as possible! It was a memorable day for all involved, and the children said it was ‘the best day ever!’
Rob Harmer, Headmaster said, “We wanted to find a way to bring the whole school together as we come towards the end of what has been a very unusual summer term. I am mindful of the importance of the children taking a break from their screens, to enjoy fresh air and exercise, and the Bushcraft Day gave us the perfect way to do that. As a team at St. Mary’s, we work hard to ensure that pupil wellbeing is at the forefront of everything that we do, now so more than ever. It was wonderful to see so many happy smiley faces, and the feedback from children and parents has been wonderful. ”