Year 5’s Bushcraft Adventure

Posted: 26th May 2023

Children doing various activities

During the unforgettable Year 5 trip to Broughton Woods, they had the opportunity to participate in a wide range of outdoor activities aimed at enhancing their social and personal development while having fun and learning new skills. The meticulously designed programme ensured that the pupils were occupied from the moment they arrived.

One of the favourite activities among Year 5 was fire building. They learned the art of starting a fire using natural materials and essential survival techniques. The thrill of successfully creating and maintaining a fire sparked a sense of accomplishment and self-reliance in the students.

Another exciting activity was shelter building, they learned how to construct sturdy and functional shelters using materials found in the woodland. The process required teamwork, problem-solving, and creativity, in order to make a successful shelter.

Camouflage and concealment exercises challenged the students to blend into their surroundings. They discovered the art of staying hidden in the wild, mastering techniques to remain unnoticed by keen-eyed observers. This activity not only honed their stealth and observation skills but also deepened their appreciation for the natural world.

In addition to these activities, the bushcraft camp boasted a picturesque setting in the heart of the woodlands. The campsite featured a large yurt for gathering and enjoying meals, complete with a cosy campfire for storytelling and discussions. Pupils shared safari-style bell tent, adding a touch of adventure to their sleeping arrangements.

The year 5 trip to the bushcraft residential created a unique environment where they could explore nature, challenge themselves, and build lasting memories. The combination of outdoor activities and a beautiful campsite provided an immersive experience that fostered personal growth and great team working opportunities.

Categories: News Category 1 Trips Year 5


Holmwood House Nursery

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827


Holmwood House School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305