It was with some trepidation that we left the school on our orienteering task, led by the children with only a street map to show the way. Our nerves soon dissipated as the children showed great skill in following the course. Thankfully, all groups made it successfully to the meeting point at the bottom of Blows Downs. We started our ascent and found the perfect spot to look back at Dunstable and put into practise our work on landscape drawings. Mr Compton decided to explore further and, after almost coming face to face with a cow, swiftly retreated back to the group.
We had a wonderful picnic lunch in the beautiful sunshine but the treasure hunt was hampered somewhat as our treasure began to melt! After saving the treasure (by eating it quickly!) we decided to have an open air talent show. The crowd cheered as dancing, singing and comedy acts took to our make shift stage in the shade.
The children had a fantastic day exploring our local countryside and enjoying a rare sunny day in Dunstable.