CHILDREN from reception year to Year 6 at Alton School took part in adventurous activities last week which saw them try their hand at orienteering, blindfold walks, and shelter building.

There were visits to Alice Holt Forest, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Wisley Gardens, as well as fun in the school grounds. At school, ships were built, islands explored, minibeasts hunted, and adventure stories played out.

Pam Grimes, headteacher at Alton Prep School, said: “Being adventurous is all about taking a risk and risking making a mistake, and making mistakes is part of learning. To say life is an adventure is a cliché but we can all encourage our children to take an adventurous approach to life, to be brave and learn new things. That was the week’s message.”