L5 Team Building Day At The Bushcraft Centre

Monday 12th October 2015

On Tuesday 29 September, the L5 year group took an exciting trip to Cornbury Park, near Charlbury in Oxfordshire, to take part in a Bushcraft Team Building Day. L5 pupils Romilly Hayward and Emma Harris write about their experiences below:

“We started the day by getting onto our ‘Tribes’ and listening to our instructors as they explained some important rules of survival.  We learnt about the ways to find water and food and it was really interesting learning about different methods of starting fires in the wild.  There were a variety of different methods including using materials such as chemicals, flint stones and lighters.  The demonstrations were quite exciting, especially the potassium permanganate and sugar water which ignited with a small explosion!

It was great fun cooking our own lunches on the fire. We had to start by using the things we had learnt to collect our own firewood. Most people had lamb and vegetable skewers and the vegetarians amongst us had Quorn and vegetable skewers. They were all delicious. We finished our meal with some mouth-watering smores when we roasted marshmallows over the fire and then cleaned everything up which included pouring water onto the soil so that underground fires didn’t occur.

We all listened intently to our instructors when they talked about hunting, foraging and making animal traps.  We watched some demonstrations on how to make different kinds of traps and our ‘Tribes’ were then tasked with coming up with some different ideas for traps.  Our Tribe made three traps: a dangle which was designed to catch an animal by the leg and suspend it from a tree, a mangle which is when an animal is trapped firmly between a piece of wood and the ground and a tangle which is when an animal is restrained with a piece of rope.  Whilst this is all useful to know, in the event that we are stranded in the wild and starving, we were all rather relieved we didn’t have to catch any animals for our lunch!

We completed the day by making bracelets from paracord and securing them with clasps.  It was really good to take a souvenir away from the day … other than the smell of campfire!

The day was an immense amount of fun that allowed the entire year to enjoy the outdoors and get to know each other better, whilst also learning some really useful survival skills.”

Click here to view a selection of photographs from the day

 

Recent News

L6 Art Students Visit Reading University

22 November 2017

A Level Art students from Queen Anne's visited the Reading University Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN) to meet with Professor Tom Johnstone.
 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

20 November 2017

A round up of all the latest sports news from Queen Anne's in the week commencing Monday 13 November.
 

Recent News

Mighty Cheers, high fives and hugs for the Queen Anne's Swimmers

17 November 2017

The U13 and U15 swimming squads put together a complete team performance at LVS Ascot - with every single girl making a huge contribution to the overall group success.
 

Recent News

First Group of 'Golden Girls' on the Way to the Palace

15 November 2017

Recent U6 Leavers Britta A, Lara H, Kate H, Eliza M and Jessica R are all on the way to the palace. All the girls have successfully completed their Gold DofE Award.
 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

13 November 2017

A round up of all the latest sports news from Queen Anne's in the week commencing Monday 6 November.
 

Recent News

Molly Performs at the Amsterdam Conservatory

11 November 2017

Molly (U4) travelled to Amsterdam to compete in the Open Recorder Days held between 26 -29 October 2017
 

Recent News

Over £2,400 Raised for Sounds of Palestine from the Westminster Abbey Collection

10 November 2017

Following the school's biennial Westminster Abbey Service on Friday 20 October, a total of more than £2,400 was raised for the Sounds of Palestine charity.
 

Recent News

Award-Winning Photojournalist Rick Findler Visits Queen Anne's

08 November 2017

On Friday 3 November, some of our English students were treated to a lecture from award-winning photojournalist Rick Findler.
 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

06 November 2017

A round up of all the latest sports news from Queen Anne's from before, during and after half-term.
 

Recent News

The U4 were made to Jump Whilst Watching The Woman in Black

30 October 2017

On Thursday 19 October, the U4 went to the Fortune Theatre in London to watch The Woman in Black, which they had been studying in their English lessons.
 

Next Event

Queen Anne's Christmas Market

24 November 2017

Come along and enjoy your Christmas shopping in our winter wonderland, whilst supporting our chosen charities.
 

Next Event

Dorchester Abbey Carol Service

14 December 2017

Girls are free to leave for the Christmas holidays following our annual Carol Service at Dorchester Abbey.