Year 3 Stone Age trip to The Hive in the Forest

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Yesterday, all of Year 3 went to The Hive, an outdoor education centre based in Epping Forest.

You can read some of the childrens' thoughts and reflections on the trip below.

"I enjoyed the shelter building most because you had to be creative. It was a lot of fun and my group's shelter included: a secret lever that moved it up and down and a bit of clay that stuck the joints of the entrance together! I also learnt how to make a fire with fantastic flint and smooth steel." - Noah

"At the Hive, we made a shelter with dead, natural materials. We also found a water source and Oyster mushrooms. I enjoyed constructing the shelter most. I discovered what a reasonable boundary is like. I needed perseverance when making fire. It was the best long trip ever, with the freshest air!" - Rory

"I enjoyed when we creatively built an amazing shelter in the woods. I learned how to build a bright and burning hot fire with flint and steel. In order to find the river source, we had to walk along muddy paths, where we saw many interesting plants and different types of fungi, including Oyster and Blush mushrooms. It was the best time I've ever had!" Orla

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Year 4 trip to The Hive

On Thursday, Year 4 visited The Hive at Epping Forest to take part in a fun outdoor learning day.

On Thursday, Year 4 visited The Hive at Epping Forest to take part in a fun outdoor learning day.

Each class had the opportunity to play fun team building games and exciting and creative den building! Here is what Year 4 had to say: "I very much enjoyed the den building. It was the best activity ever, even though it sometimes fell apart. Also, I loved the broad steps in the team building set up. It was great that my team won. I felt happy we won something together" - William "My favourite part of the trip was doing the obstacle course. It was fun to lead our friends around the course blindfolded!" - Ebba "I loved doing the low…