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Coombes Boys School

Woodlands Trip 13th January

Pupils took to the minibus rather early on one cold and wet Friday morning, ready to embark on an adventure. Heading towards a private woodland area in Kent, spirits were high, even though the snow had settled and it was below minus degrees in the minibus. Pupils donned Wellington boots and waterproofs to walk up a steep muddy hill to the area they would be spending the day in. Met with a crackling fire and a hot chocolate, spirits stayed high all day as amongst other things pupils explored the Wood, leaning about the specific wildlife, trees and mushrooms.

Over lunch, they kept warm from the snow, which had started to fall once again, by making their own damper (flour, water and Nutella). As some pupils were tucking into their damper Mr Smith supervised others with cutting the wood to keep the fire going.

Mrs Bull, owner of the Woods and teacher here at Coombe Boys’ said ‘It was fantastic to get the pupils out of the classroom, to learn real life survival and social skills’. An amazing day was had by all, and will not be forgotten in a long time.”