Outdoor adventure returns for Perse pupils with exciting camp
13 Oct 2020
Perse pupils enjoyed their first taste of outdoor adventure post-lockdown with the PES Ascent Group camp at Little Abington.
Year 8 members attended the event on Saturday, followed by Year 9 members on Sunday, while Year 10 pupils led the groups on both days at a social distance.
Despite each group only having one day on camp, they showed plenty of enthusiasm and made the most of their time with an action-packed itinerary.
On arrival, they pitched their dining shelters and field kitchens ready to prepare a delicious three-course lunch consisting of a tomato salsa and bruschetta starter, chicken korma, made from base ingredients and spices, and Eton mess.
After lunch, they packed away and took part in an exciting wide game, using the full 10 acres of land available to play various forms of capture the flag, including a particularly popular version using water pistols!
The pupils rounded off their camps by putting into practice their fire lighting skills before cooking chocolate brownies in hollowed-out oranges while enjoying a hot chocolate around the campfire.
Perse Head of Outdoor Pursuits Ben Parker said: “The Year 10 bears and stags (student leaders) did a fantastic job of organising and planning the trip. Both Year 8 and Year 9 had a brilliant time enjoying the great outdoors alongside their peers.
“It was great to see so many students outdoors and working alongside each other after such a challenging year. Students were enthusiastic and energetic even when the rain arrived!”