St Faith's at Ash

St Faith's at Ash Primary School

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First camping experience for Year 3

On Friday, June 30,  the annual Year 3 Summer Camp took place on the school grounds.

The children spent a delightful morning lighting fires, making natural jewellery, toasting marshmallows and producing natural art pictures under the guidance of Hannah from Natural-Pathways; a survival and outdoor learning centre situated in Barham.  The fun continued into the afternoon when the children and staff worked together to help erect their tents and create the Year 3 Camp. Large teams of helpers were required to put up the big tents, which inevitably proved to be more of a challenge. The children couldn't wait to move their things into their tents and settle themselves and their teddies into their new homes. As the weather was beautiful that evening, the children were lucky enough to have a fun swim with Mr Clark. This was followed by some dancing and free-time on the field whilst the BBQ was being prepared. Then it was time for dinner and full advantage was taken of Mrs Bonner’s culinary skills, as she cooked burgers and hotdogs for the children. Ice cream sundaes for pudding went down a treat. 

Twenty-three very well fed and contented children then piled into a classroom to watch the Lego Batman Movie on the big screen.

After a fantastic day, the children were excited about camping down for the night. For many children this was their first night away from parents and for many it was their first camping experience. Though there were a few restless sleepers, most children managed to have a good night's rest- the same couldn't be said for Mr Bennett, Mrs Bonner, Mrs Fidock and Miss Franklin who were all rather bleary eyed in the morning!

When morning broke (for some much earlier than others) the children feasted on a breakfast of cereal, brioches, juice and fruit. 

Tents were swiftly packed away before children were picked up by their parents. 

It was a fun filled stay, enjoyed by all involved, that has been the talk of Year 3 since. Everyone will treasure their lovely memories of what was a really wonderful experience.