Perse Summit 11 field weekend in Norfolk
1 Nov 2019
Charlie Toff (Year 11) shares an insight into the Summit 11 field weekend to Fritton Lake in Norfolk.
On arrival, despite a sudden downpour, we set up our hammocks, tarps and fire area which would be our home for next three days. The weather luckily cleared up in time for us to cook dinner over an open fire and enjoy time with our group as the sun went down.
The following day saw the start of our canoe and bushcraft activities designed to prepare us for the canoeing expedition to Sweden next June. Half of the group enjoyed practising canoe skills on the lake, where they learned the basic strokes, turns, techniques and safety aspects of canoeing.
The rest of the group practised their bushcraft skills through cutting tools training, fire lighting techniques and first aid. The next day saw a heavy rainstorm and strong winds, resulting in a challenging day for the canoeing group who were fully exposed to the elements on the lake.
The final night proved to be a very cold one, but we awoke to sunshine and blue skies in time for the pack-up that morning having enjoyed a really good few days away and learned lots of skills to help us in Sweden.”