Hawthorns pupils enjoy teambuilding day

PUBLISHED: 10:08 13 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:08 13 October 2015

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Year 1 and 2 Pupils at The Hawthorns School in Bletchingley recently enjoyed taking part in a team building day, led by Louise Miller from the Gatton Trust.

The activities for both year groups linked with their curriculum topics. Year 1 enjoyed taking part in Robin Hood challenges, including working together to cross Little John’s river with only a few planks of wood, and leading one another blindfolded through the deep, dark woods. They earned coins to pay for membership to Robin Hood’s gang and completed a map puzzle so that they could find their way.

Year 2’s activities were based around their curriculum topic of the human body. Pupils had to work as a team to find hidden bones across a field, and then bring them back to construct a skeleton. Their most challenging game involved transporting blood (coloured water) around the body using three drain pipes. An exciting morning was brought to an end with children trying out the sensory trail blindfolded, with only a friend to guide them.

Claire Woodcock, Pre-Prep Academic Deputy commented: “The children learned how to solve problems as a team, how to listen to one another, share ideas and take turns fairly. We all had great fun collecting clues and rewards in the woods and lakeside of the school grounds.”

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