Forest school fun at Dame Bradbury’s School, Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 14:27 07 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:27 07 February 2017

Children and parents from Dame Bradbury's School in Saffron Walden went on a night time bear hunt. Photo: Saffron Photo

Children and parents from Dame Bradbury's School in Saffron Walden went on a night time bear hunt. Photo: Saffron Photo

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Youngsters from Dame Bradbury’s School in Saffron Walden spent an evening in a forest on Friday (February 3) making a bonfire, singing songs round it, playing games and learning about the stars.

Children and parents from Dame Bradbury's School in Saffron Walden went on a night time bear hunt. Photo: Saffron PhotoChildren and parents from Dame Bradbury's School in Saffron Walden went on a night time bear hunt. Photo: Saffron Photo

A group of 65 parents and children took part, toasting marshmallows in the fire, and playing a game of capture the flag, where youngsters had to sneak up and ring a bell on a tripod without being caught in a searchlight.

There was also a story tent, a game of making constellations of stars, such as Orion with t-lights and a walk with a thermal imaging camera to see the nocturnal wildlife.

Head of Science David Hewlett said: “A former parent allows us to have a forest school on her land. Years one and two have a ‘forest school’ every week. We decided to have have a night class. It was pouring with rain but one of the parents said that just added to the adventure.”


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