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Year 6 improve camping skills during Forest School morning

Year 6 improve camping skills during Forest School morning

A Preparatory School year group enhanced their skills in the great outdoors thanks to an ongoing learning initiative.

Year 6 took part in their latest Forest School morning on Thursday, May 10, which was based around improving their camping knowledge and skill-set ahead of a special event later this year.

There were a large number of different activities throughout the event, which included making their own cheesy dough balls and couscous from scratch, and cooking it all on a campfire that they lit and maintained themselves.

They also got the chance to find out more about other essential basics about camping, such as how to build a tent, food hygiene and various different tools needed whilst out in the outdoors.

The skills each pupil took on board will stand them in good stead for their upcoming overnight camp, which is one of a series of different activities for the Leavers’ before they embark on their Senior School life.

Head of Boys’ Games Jamie McLeod, who led the morning alongside teacher Jude Pyves, said: “As always, Year 6 threw everything in to the Forest School morning that ensured each of them got an enormous amount out of it.

“They are a special group of young people and everyone here at Rydal Penrhos will be sad to see them leave, but we are confident they are going to go on to great things at Senior School in the years to come.”

A full gallery from the morning can be found here

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