Children from Warnham learnt life skills during a camping trip organised by local mums last weekend.
72 children enjoyed a hands on experience of making bread by the camp fire; cutting pendants out of wood; making shelters out of wood and branches; making fire with no matches and learning important observation skills.
On Saturday the Warnham Church of England Primary School school playing fields were made into a very organised camp site with a parent staffed canteen.
Masterminded by Tracey Anne Butler, Helen Daniels, Kari Blackman and Debbie Fitzpatrick, the PTFA were helped by the West Sussex County Council Countryside Services team and Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Tom Forewood.
Each child had a parent helper and wore wrist tags for security as they were all camping out over night; and for those only toddling, a marquee was set up with face painting, ball ponds and games.
The local fire brigade made an appearance at 10pm to ensure the camp fire was no longer alight providing the children with another lesson on safety out amongst nature.
WSCC Countryside Services team can be contacted on 01293 542088 and are happy to get involved in family and school events.