Survival for youngsters

Youngsters from Mowbray Primary School taking part in a survival night.
Youngsters from Mowbray Primary School taking part in a survival night.

A group of youngsters have taken part in a survival night as part of their topic lessons.

Year 6 children at Mowbray Primary School in Guide Post established a ‘Forest School’ after reading The Way of the Wolf by Bear Grylls, which was the focus of their topic and literacy lessons.

In the forest school the youngsters learned how to use tools such as loopers and knifes, make rafts using knots and lashings, and make dens, and each child lit a fire.

Forest school leader Harriet Ogglesby said: “All of this culminated in a survival night where the children had to work in groups to build a shelter, build a fire and cook marshmallows over the fire in the dark.

“This was a hugely successful term of activities both inside and outside the classroom.

“We have informed Bear Grylls via email, to show how his literature inspired the children not only in their written work but during their forest school sessions.”