15.09.17 : Comrie Croft

Last month, 31 pupils from years 6 and 7 embarked on a weekend of adventure at Comrie Croft in Perthshire.

Equipped with backpacks, sleeping bags, mattresses and wellies, the group set off for two nights in the great outdoors.

After setting up camp in four large tents, it was time to explore and the pupils quickly set about collecting wood for the fires over which marshmallows were toasted in true ‘Swallows and Amazons’ style.

The young campers enjoyed games of football and running around the Perthshire woods and hills before a supper time treat of fish and chips.

A hearty breakfast of bacon and scrambled eggs – cooked over the fire pit – set the pupils up for the day before the Amazons (Year 7s) headed out on mountain bikes and the Swallows (Year 6s) enjoyed a bushcraft experience, foraging for food, starting fires with dried lichen and flint, and painting their faces with berries or mud to look the part.

After a busy day of activities and lots of fresh air, everyone was rewarded with burgers and sausages for tea back at camp.

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