Outdoor activity days enjoyed by Perse pupils
25 Mar 2021
Perse pupils got involved in outdoor pursuits for the first time since returning to school with a weekend of PES Ascent Group activity days.
The Perse Abington site hosted the event, with Year 8 and 9 youngsters enjoying socially distant adventures on Saturday and Sunday respectively, all overseen by Year 10 leaders.
On arrival, dining shelters were set up to protect against the possibility of rain, but fortunately the weather held for the whole weekend.
Pupils cooked their own lunch over open fires in their patrols, making beef and vegan koftas, before having a go at survival bracelet making, archery and baking delicious Oreo brownies in wood-fired oil drum ovens.
Perse Head of Outdoor Pursuits Ben Parker said: “The activity days were a wonderful chance post-lockdown for pupils to spend time with their friends socialising and taking part in outdoor activities.
“Pupils were full of energy and enthusiasm and patrol leaders in particular put a lot of effort into their patrol flags which were flown for the first time at Abington.”