Yesterday I was roped in to volunteer to lead a group of children in my daughter’s class on a 12 mile walk in the local area. We left the school and were in the hands of our young charges as we headed off into the countryside armed with maps and compasses.
It was grey and it was really windy, but it was great fun.
There were seven groups in total and two of them (my daughter was in one of these groups), got majorly lost. I feel that these two groups probably tried the hardest because most of the groups ended up not being spaced out that much and just following like sheep.
There were plenty of sheep in fields to look at.
I wasn’t expecting to see these animals.
We were at our most spaced out as we edged along the field with the cows. There was a little bit of panic with some children wearing red, but no bulls were present.
Near the end of the walk we walked down an entire field with the children not realising that we would end up being on the wrong side of an electric fence. So we walked back up the top of the field and around again.
As we were nearing the school grounds the maps were ignored in favour of which way was fastest to get back to school.
I was pleased I offered to help in the end despite my near numb fingers at lunchtime as I got to learn some more faces and names in my daughter’s class. Their orienteering skills do need more fine tuning though.