Outdoor Classroom Day at Ufton

  24 May 2018

Paws for thought with Murphy

Murphy glasses

Welcome back pals

It’s been a week now since Outdoor Classroom Day, a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. Although we take part in outdoor learning everyday here at Ufton, it is pawsome that the whole world managed to get involved this time!

My outdoor classroom day started off fantastically – it was a sunny day, so I walked from my cosy kennel to say ‘Good Morning’ to my furry friends on the farm. I helped my Ufton pals to feed the goats, pigs, sheep and chickens… which reminds me of a great joke about pigs…

What stories do pigs tell their children? Pig tales…

Welcome to the farm signpost

Murphy and the pigs

I then joined the Battle of Reading learning about the Saxons and Vikings and how they fought to keep land which was righteously theirs. We raided the Ufton Grounds, running from the dell to the Viking longship and there was lots of shouting and chanting… it was all very exciting and got my tail wagging!

Murphy dressed as a Viking

After a quick break stop, where I was very kindly given some cooling water and a couple of treats, I then joined the Stoneage visit and learnt how to make a Roundhouse, before joining my pals for some geocaching activities in the woods.

My Outdoor classroom day ended with a fantastic activity – the low ropes course. Based in the woods, our low ropes course aims to encourage my pals to work together as a team, taking part in different challenges.

My favourite challenge was to carry a jug of water over the course without dropping any … I must admit that I got a little bit of a shower at one point!

Children on the low ropes course for Outdoor Classroom Day

I hope that you all had a fantastic day last Thursday for Outdoor Classroom Day. I know that we certainly did at Ufton!

I’ll speak to you all again soon.

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