Year 2, level 3 Children’s Play, Learning and Development students visited Frylands Scout activity Centre in Featherbed lane to support their understanding of unit 25 of their course Promoting children’s development outdoors. The learners took part in a range of activities including archery, orienteering, obstacle course and a range of large games such as Jenga and Connect 4. During their time there they were able to plan outdoor activities for a group of school children which they will deliver in their work experience placements.
The group enjoyed their day, it was cold and we finished off around a camp fire, toasting marshmallows and having a sing a long.
The learners appreciated being taken out of their comfort zone, some of them faced their fear of heights and they took risks and faced challenges in a supportive environment and this is what they have learnt is important when caring for children to support their learning and development of skills.
All learners participated with every activity planned on the day and congratulations to Amy who just beat the teacher Debbie in getting closest to the archery bullseye. They worked as a team and supported each other to complete the assault course which was tough in parts. Jada had a penalty for missing a stage of the course and had to do 20 sit ups in the mud!!!.
The learners hope to return in the spring to participate in further activities.