In mid-September the whole of L4 went to woodland near Charlbury to learn how to survive in the wild and to get to know each other.
The group trekked deep into the wood to the camp area where they were to spend two days learning bush-craft techniques. Girls made a fire with no matches, cooked ‘boggle-eyed’ trout, learnt how to make a peg with a very sharp camp knife, understood trapping and played numerous games, including ‘capture the lantern in the dark’. Having built their own shelters, weary girls, after a certain amount of protestation, went to sleep in them. They arrived home very muddy, tired and ready for some of life’s luxuries again.