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Minstead 2023

Minstead 2023

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We have arrived, unpacked, made our beds and are about to set off exploring!

This is where we are staying!

A wonderful walk in the beautiful garden!

Making our own lunch and eating it!

A fantastic hike this afternoon!

Receiving our Minstead names - all of them are animals and plants found in the New Forest!

We found some horses!

Birthday boy!

Some super journaling tonight!

A brilliant campfire and some classic songs!


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Day 2 of our Minstead adventure 

Pond study day!

Mr C in his element!

Best surprise ever - Mrs Stocchetti came to visit!

Singing Bungalow with Mrs Stocchetti!

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We made felt planets this afternoon.

Orienteering around the grounds!

This evening we did some gardening and fed the sheep!

A very yummy dinner!

Visiting the grave of Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote Sherlock Holmes.

Calming down before bed.

Welcome to Mrs Bailey’s hair salon!

Day 3 of our Minstead adventure!

Learning to map read this morning in preparation for a fantastic hike.

A lovely hike today, an amazing picnic & playing in a stream! Some of todays photos were taken by year 6 boys who were excited to capture our Minstead memories.

This evening we made clay faces for trees!

New forest strawberries!

Bonfire and marshmallows in a roundhouse!

The staff enjoyed a marshmallow too!

Night night from magical Minstead!

Day 4 of our Minstead adventure!

Building dens this morning!

The “Goshawk game”. We had so much fun! We had to find the different points without being spotted and given a stamp by the teachers!

Collecting willow branches that were HUGE!

Some incredible activities this afternoon - some of which were VERY messy! We had the best time!

Making memories at Minstead!

Setting mammal traps overnight to see what lives on the grounds at Minstead!

Such a fun evening walk on our last night here.

Movie night...with POPCORN!

How the tables have turned...Mrs Bailey having her hair done tonight!

Packed up, ready for orienteering and checking our mammal traps!

Our traps found an AMAZING MOTH!

Nothing beats an orienteering challenge in the rain! I wonder which team has won?!

Homeward bound! What an incredible week we have had! Let’s see how many children sleep on the way home...! Looking forward to seeing you soon.