Year 4 Visit to Escot
Year 4 enjoyed a brilliant residential trip to Escot this week. All pupils were superb and thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of activities we did. Starting with the traditional swamp walk, we waded through knee deep mud and even made a dam in similar fashion to beavers. After a tea of pasta and bolognaise, we had a brief glimpse of a wolf before we headed to the drop slide. We also took a night walk and discovered a carved wooden circle with images of animals found in the Tale valley.
The following day we were better acquainted with more animals of Escot, including a rare view of the shy lynx. The arctic fox was out to greet us and we got to see the bears as well. Following a lunch of baguettes, we headed back into the wetlands to practise our bushcraft skills. All pupils successfully made fires and we also enjoyed making dens. Weather testing the dens was not so enjoyable for some groups that had big holes in their roofs.
A big thank you to Escot for giving us a wonderful time and a big thank you to the staff who supported us and above all a huge thank you to the children for continuing to be brilliant.