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Heatree 2017

We all had a super week at Heatree again this year. The children excelled themselves by trying out new activities and working as a team. It was lovely to see the older children helping and encouraging the younger ones.


Every year each child works towards a National Outdoor Learning Award. There are 3 areas of learning which make up this award: RESPECT, LEARN and SAFETY. Each child must demonstrate that they have shared their ideas, felt proud of their achievements, listened to the views of their friends, encouraged others, used equipment carefully and respected the environment. They are given the opportunity to learn new facts and skills and to lead a group during at least one of the activities. In return, they must ensure they are prepared for each activity, following instructions carefully and helping each other with kind words and actions.


I am delighted that all of our children received a National Outdoor Learning Award this year. They were each presented with a badge during our residential.


We are already planning next year's trip to Dartmoor!

Time for a little bonding around the campfire.

Here are the last of our photos...



Here we are building fires...


...and building dens.
All the excitement finally got the better of Rev Des!

Friday morning


Our bags are packed ready for our return journey. 😢 We aim to leave around 11.30am and will be in contact with school en route to keep everyone updated of our arrival time.


Before we leave there is just enough time to squeeze in our final activity. We are building fires and dens this morning during our bushcraft session. More photos will follow after the weekend.


The children have been amazing this week. It has been a real pleasure to take them to Heatree again this year. Thank you to all of them for being so polite and well behaved. A very special thank you must go to Mrs Surman, Mrs Fendom and Rev Des for giving their time to do this trip. We have all had a brilliant time. ☺



We are very excited to be on the beach today at Goodrington sands. Today we will be mostly eating ice creams, constructing 3D beach art and rock pooling. Photos of all the beach activities will be uploaded later. As you can see from our photos so far, the children are having a super time. They are all happily getting involved, showing kindness towards each other and are willing to help out. Some children have even offered to do extra washing up! 😀 We hope you are enjoying our photos. Keep looking as we also have our archery and fencing photos to upload too so there are plenty of updates to follow. From Mrs R.


Here are our photos from Goodrington Sands....


Beach Art.


Rock pooling



Happy Birthday to you!

We have been kayaking today. Such fun!
Who's for jumping in?
Rev Des couldn't wait to jump in!
Here are our fencing photos...
A few more photos of our Dartmoor wilderness adventure. This was an amazing day out on the moor. We'll definitely be doing this one again...
Looking through our viewfinders....



Another beautiful day here at Heatree. The children were in the treetops this morning climbing the high ropes. All the children exceeded our expectations in how high they climbed and the determination they showed. In true Aston Rowant style they encouraged and motivated each other. We were all so proud.

Rev Des on the zip wire! 
... and then Mrs Surman's turn.

Some of us spent the afternoon out on Dartmoor....


...and the view from the Tor was amazing.

We have arrived safely. The weather is glorious and the children are happy from Mrs R.
Click on the photos to enlarge them.



After a long journey the children have been taking part in a team quest, solving problems and working together. Dinner tonight was lasagne, garlic bread and salad with apple crumble and ice cream for pudding. Yummy.  From Mrs R. ☺

The coach arrived safely at Heatree today at 1.15 p.m.  

Welcome to the Heatree 2017 page. We will upload photos and messages as the week progresses so please keep looking.


Here are some of the activities we will be taking part in:


Team Quest, Wilderness adventure out on Dartmoor, fencing, bush craft, kayaking, high ropes, orienteering, a day on the beach at Goodrington Sands, map reading, letter boxing, rock climbing and archery..


Let's hope the sunshine continues!

from Mrs Roberts

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