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Form of the fortnight: Year 8

Posted: 4th July 2014 | Category: Year 8

(Photo by Justine Kirby)

As the term draws to a close, Year 8 have been reflecting on their time at Skippers.

Year 8’s best memories

Watch a video of Year 8’s memories from their time at Skippers:

Year 8 have enjoyed some interesting activities during their last week at Skippers, including a Survival course and a First Aid course.

Year 8 report: Survival Course
On 30th June, Year 8 students were treated to making bivouacs in the woods, with a charming bushcraft specialist called Mr Clutton.The girls had to build a shelter for one person, and the boys had to make a shelter for a few people. We were given a brief explanation on what to do when you encounter a snake - we were told to stay very still!

We also found an old tyre and filled it with garlic to keep the insects away.Then we headed off to find some black hard fungi that helped light fires. We had time to test some tea from water we had purified ourselves.

Mr Clutton taught us a variety of skills and showed us the tools you need to use to light a fire.

We inspected the bivouacs the groups had constructed - both bivoucks showed good structure - (“But of course the girls had the better one!” - Lucinda Tilbury).

All of Year 8 really enjoyed the morning and we send Mr Clutton a big thank you for helping us and teaching us some new skills!

“This was very fun, enjoyable and interesting!!” - Natty Swirsky.

“I would like to thank Nick Clutton for giving us this opportunity; we all enjoyed it very much!” - Lizzie Webb.

“Thank you, Nick Clutton, for introducing me to survival in the wild” - Florence Gidney.

“Thank you very much for giving us your free time - we enjoyed ourselves very much!” - Ben Peate.

“Overall I learnt a lot and really enjoyed it and so did everyone else!” - Max Redman.

“I had a good time and I thought it was interesting!” - Mert Gezegen.

View photos of Year 8’s Survival course.

Read about Year 8's Scholarship and Common Entrance success.

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