We were all very excited on the coach journey to West Boldon Lodge, and we made sure to be careful when getting off the coach!
Then we met John and listened carefully to his talk inside the lodge.
John then explained to us that Native Americans used to make ‘journey sticks’ when they went on long journeys. They would find a stick about as long as their arm and as thick as their thumb, then along the way would collect and tie things to their stick which they found interesting. Some of the items they would collect were leaves, feathers, cherries etc. We were all excited to make our own journey stick!
We left the Fairy village and continued on our journey. There were lots of interesting things along the way, like a mud Kitchen and a pirate’s ship.
‘Ssssh! Trolls!’ we came to a troll bridge and we were all very quiet so we didn’t wake the trolls! Once we were all over the bridge we found a little frog!
We collected the final items for our ‘journey sticks’ to finish them off and then shared them with each other.
Once the campfire was going we sat around it and sang songs. John told us some funny stories too! We then toasted marshmallows and made popcorn, yum! John had to be careful because the pan was very hot. Once we were finished we all helped to put the fire out.
Finally it was lunch time. We all sat together and enjoyed our yummy pack lunches.
After lunch we went back into the woodland area and John explained to us the different ways to make dens. There were three different style of den, the wigwam, lean to and poacher’s den. We then went into three groups and worked together to make our own dens.
We all had a great adventure and a fun filled day on our trip!