Hello from all in the New Forest at Minstead camp for another fun-filled-final day! Yesterday saw children feeding sheep and learning about their teeth – including the products that we use sheep for, such as in a piano! Leave a comment if you think you know whereabouts it is in such an instrument! Or which other musical instrument they are used in?!
Children have also been making felt planets from wool, placing an “earth stone” in each – earning their water beads and ‘re-use and recycle’ beads for their necklaces at the same time.
Last night saw children take part in a bonfire in the forest, using their newly constructed lanterns to light the way. Star gazing and the fabled handover of the Thengalli stick was also conducted after a heartily consumed dinner – including whole loaves of garlic bread chomped by each table! Even children who are slightly more selective with their eating have been increasingly adventurous and tried a whole range of different foods along the way.
Last day today though and children have completed their final room inspections, before embarking on a trip to Beaulieu Museum and then onwards back home… Many have made massive personal steps in their development and done really well to rise to the challenges of the days away!
We hope that the HolbrookBlogs have allowed you a brief but interesting insight into life at Minstead and we are sure that the children will all sleep well on their return from their New Forest adventure!
Bye for now, from all at Minstead!
[Written by Mr Thorns ~ with updates and images from Mrs Sivier and Mr Burt]