Last week I took some year 4 pupils from Talavera Junior School out into Rushmoor Bottom to learn about survival. The pupils got stuck in to experimenting with building different shelters in the woodlands out of sticks, moss and leaves. Later on we explored ways they could collect water, including a transpiration sill. Then in true Blue Peter Style, we stumbled across a clear plastic bag tied around a tree branch, that I had suspiciously prepared earlier.
It was great fun encouraging the local children to explore Wellesley Woodlands, and a welcome opportunity for me to get out and about. Bizarrely it turns out I’m the only ranger silly enough to run a survival adventure for 87 children….
Senior Ranger Stuart