As the Grade Rs were unable to go on an Outdoor Ed trip – Outdoor Ed came to them! On Friday last week, the class came with their binoculars and dressed in their best safari gear. Outside the classroom we had set up camp, with tents and log seating around the fire.
The children then spent the morning playing games in the tents and pretending to be in the African bushveld. After snack time, we lit the fire and toasted marsh-mallows. Our school Chaplain joined us with his guitar to have sing-songs around the fire.
Later in the morning, we shared our wild animal projects around the fire and then, suddenly, we heard strange noises and spotted wild animals approaching – warthog, giraffe, elephant, and rhino came ambling into our camp, to the squeals of delight from all the children.
It was a truly magical morning enjoyed by all, and a wonderful way to finalise our theme on African wild animals!