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Kensuke’s Kingdom or Castaway

Pupils are ‘stranded’ in a woodland in Bridgend, and must work together as a team to survive.

Based on the book Castaway or Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning book Kensuke’s Kingdom about a boy who gets washed up on an island in the Pacific.

Pupils will learn what we need to survive. Including how to light a fire to stay warm, cook food and keep away animals. They’ll build shelters to stay warm and dry (which we’ll test with our watering can if the Welsh weather lets us down and it isn’t raining!) We’ll learn how to source water and purify it so we can drink it. And we’ll explore the basics of foraging for food.

Learning outdoors

Pupils can use our lovely undercover seating areas to start writing about their experiences. Or they could draw story boards, or practice their IT skills by making videos on school I-pads. We’ll use the outdoors to bring the books to life and encourage creative thinking and creative writing. This is a great way to inspire young minds.

This session structure also works well for other themes. For example: camping, the great outdoors, and going on an adventure to other countries.

Key info

  • Age: 7+
  • Group size: One class (or two classes if doing half days) Ideally we would suggest one day for one class.
  • Length of sessions: half day or full day
  • Teacher / adult supervision: at least 3 adults needed to supervise
  • Venue details: our site in Bridgend or within your school grounds if suitable
  • Location details: if holding the session at your school, we travel within the Bridgend, Cardiff, RCT and Vale of Glamorgan areas

Cost

£175 for a day with one instructor

We offer enhanced rates if you book more than one day at the same time.

Customer reviews

We’re proud to have over 150 5-star customer reviews.

All of my pupils enjoyed the project… they gained team skills, confidence and skills they might have never learnt anywhere else.Teacher from Maes yr Haul Primary School

 

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