The weather may not have been kind to us but we weren’t going to let a little bit of rain ruin Friday’s Autumn hunt. Prepared for every eventuality, the whole school donned wellies, woolies and waterproofs and our eager group of nature seekers headed for the Blows Downs.
Each child had their own tick list of plants and animals they had to try and spot on our walk and a treasure bag to fill with natural goodies we found on our way. The children had a lovely time exploring footpaths and hedgerows and bags were soon bursting with brightly coloured leaves, shiny conkers, seed pods, rose hips, feathers, crab apples and lots more. We also found things that we couldn’t put in our bags, including various wild berries, fungi and a giant animal hole that sparked imagination.
Everyone ended up a little soggy, but the bonus of rain – lots of puddles to splash around in! And best of all…starving after so much exploring…we arrived back just in time for lunch!