Plaistow schoolchildren camp under the stars

15:36 28 June 2012

Some of the Year 4 children from Kaizen Primary School who enjoyed their first camping experience.

Some of the Year 4 children from Kaizen Primary School who enjoyed their first camping experience.

Archant

Children from a primary school achieved an important ‘first’ when they went camping under the stars.

The Year 4 youngsters from Kaizen Primary School in Plaistow put up tents, cooked their own tea time sausages as they enjoyed their first overnight residential school visit.

The children and their families prepared equipment for them to camp under the stars, an important ‘first’ in their lives. The school plans the event to help support children develop life skills, independence, resilience, organisation and team work.

A spokeswoman at the school said a buzz of excitement flew around the classes as soon as the camping event was announced to families and children. She said it is an opportunity which they know comes their way having watched older brothers and sisters do the same over the last three years.

Natasha Outhwaite, trainee head teacher, said: “In the past all children who have experienced their first night away at Kaizen Camp have been thoroughly ecstatic about accomplishing the biggest and most important challenge of putting their own tent up.

“They were thrilled when they had the chance to cook their own tea time sausages on the same stove. The traditions of outdoor experiences like songs around the camp fire led by our own staff on guitars were a big hit.”

This year some of the outdoor experiences came from a Bushcraft expert who worked with the children teaching them how to create fire using flint to light their stove and weave their own cord to secure their tent.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Scott Mills has revealed that Cheryl Fernandez-Versini had some words of support for him about Strictly.

Read more

Residents are being urged to calm down as the chances of contracting the disease are “close to nil”.

Read more

He’s bitey – but is he bitier than a zombie?

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Residents are being urged to calm down as the chances of contracting the disease are “close to nil”.

Local media report Scottish expat being gunned down after intervening during a robbery in Sao Paulo.

Have you ever wonder where people go when they leave care?

Queen Elizabeth has sent her first ever tweet.

TOP Stories

Zaire enjoying her cake at London Zoo

This sweet-toothed gorilla celebrated her birthday in style - by filling her face with a special cake made by Great British Bake Off finalist Richard Burr.

11 minutes ago
The 91-year-old gave the cyclist a wallop

After Baroness Sharples bragged about walloping a cyclist, London24’s cycling blogger AViewOfLondon has this to say...

32 minutes ago
Police are keen to talk to this man who was seen leaving the building at around the time of the assault [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Police are hunting a pervert who pretended he was a plumber before sexually assaulting a schoolgirl in a Bethnal Green flat.

London Bloggers

11 minutes ago
The 91-year-old gave the cyclist a wallop

After Baroness Sharples bragged about walloping a cyclist, London24’s cycling blogger AViewOfLondon has this to say...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The cast, including Josie Lawrence and Mike Myers

Simon Collins catches up with the improv impresarios, who despite being the world’s longest-running comedy show with the same cast, have lost none of the razor-sharp wit:

Monday, September 1, 2014
Do you really need an explanation for that?! (Pic by Serena Marinelli)

If you’ve ever seen an Italian movie, you would probably know how important body language is in the culture.