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Year 6 take part in annual Overnight Forest School camp

Year 6 take part in annual Overnight Forest School camp

A Preparatory School year group spent the night at one of Rydal Penrhos’ most prominent outdoor learning facilities for a special annual event.

The Year 6 contingent took part in their Overnight Forest School camp on Friday, June 28, which saw them take part in a host of different activities designed to improve teamwork and enhance their overall development outside the classroom.

After the completion of the normal Prep School day, the pupils dressed into their Forest clothes and enjoyed some afternoon tea before setting up their tents.

This was followed by collecting wood, lighting a fire and preparing food for their evening meal, and they congregated around the campfire to sing songs, tell stories, create sketches and play numerous other games.

Marshmallow roasting on the fire, in addition to cocoa and biscuits, were thoroughly enjoyed by the group before they went to bed.

The pupils were tasked with collecting more wood and lighting the fire ready to cook breakfast once they woke up, and they concluded their stay at the site with more fun-filled games and final activities under the supervision of programme leader Jude Pyves and the rest of her staff.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Our Year 6 have enjoyed an action-packed series of activities before they depart for the next stage of their journey at our senior site, and the Overnight Forest School Camp was another fantastic way for them to improve their skills and enhance friendships in a relaxed environment.

“Hopefully they got an enormous amount out of the experience and I would like to thanks Mrs Pyves and her team for organising the event once again.”

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