Perse Pelican children enjoy a taste of outdoor adventure
11 Nov 2019
Getting to grips with the great outdoors was an exciting experience for Nursery children during a special visit to the Upper.
They enjoyed an autumnal colour hunt on their journey from the Pelican before taking part in a range of activities led by the Perse outdoor pursuits department.
Toasting and tasting marshmallows around the fire proved to be a tantalising treat for the youngsters, who declared them “yummy and squashy” before being given a briefing about fire safety by Perse Head of Outdoor Pursuits Ben Parker.
The children enjoyed a memory game with outdoor pursuits instructor Tom Slader, helping him remember what items he needed to pack for an adventure to Wales, before trying on snuggly outdoor clothing and testing out cosy sleeping bags.
“The jackets were big and warm and made me feel very small”, said one youngster, while another commented: “I was like caterpillar in its cocoon in that sleeping bag”.
Nursery teacher Emma Brunt said: “The main purpose of the morning was to give the children the opportunity to experience outdoor learning first hand in a new environment.
“We regularly have outdoor continuous provision in our Nursery garden. However we felt it would be beneficial to experience a different environment, including some activities such as toasting marshmallows that we would not be able to enjoy at the Pelican.
“It was also great for the children to meet some new faces and see another area of the school. They were excited to be at the Upper.”