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Year 6 take part in overnight Forest School camp

Year 6 take part in overnight Forest School camp

A Preparatory year group showcased their Forest School skills at a special event recently.

The Year 6 class took part in their annual overnight camp on Friday, June 8, which saw them take part in a host of different activities based on what skills they picked up during recent Forest School sessions during their time at Rydal Penrhos.

In perfect weather conditions, each pupil worked very well as a unit to put up their tents in an efficient fashion, before building a fire and cooking a barbecue including burgers, sausages and pizza.

This was followed by a series of fun-filled games, while they also gathered around the campfire to sing songs with Director of Music Pete Williams and Head Boy James Gilman on guitar.

They concluded their evening by roasting marshmallows on the fire and boiling water for hot chocolate before retiring to their tents, and they got straight back to work when they woke up to construct another fire to cook bacon and pancakes.

The camp finished off with the eagerly awaited Capture the Flag competition, and this is the first in a series of special events put on for the leaving contingent before they embark on Senior School life later this year.

Head of Boys’ Games Jamie McLeod, said: “Our Year 6 overnight camp was another wonderful success and I would like to thank all staff and pupils involved for their contribution throughout.

“They really are a fantastic bunch who have gelled superbly during their last year here at the Prep School, and the foundation they have received here is sure to give them the best possible start ahead of their next challenge in September.”

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