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IAPS Heads have their training set alight!

IAPS Heads have their training set alight!

Head Teachers belonging to the Independent Association of Prep Schools congregated at Bruton School for Girls for one of their regional business and training meetings.  Having travelled from various destinations across Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire, the heads and their senior management team colleagues were given an extra challenge to set their training ‘alight’ with a bushcraft campfire challenge.

Mrs Helen Snow, Head of Prep at Sunny Hill Prep, part of Bruton School for Girls, explained:

“We were delighted to host this regional event and decided that we’d make the main business of the day slightly more challenging by injecting a spot of campfire building.”

With the help of Countrylore Bushcraft  expert, Mark Hotson, the Head Teachers were pitted against Year 5 and 6 girls to find out who would be able to get the campfire lit.  Living up to their Eco-Ambassador status, it was one of the Year 6 girls who beat everyone else and managed to get her fire going fastest.

Mr David Sibson, Headmaster at St Francis Pewsey School in Wiltshire and District Representative of the local regional IAPS group added: 

“I can honestly say we don’t hold many meetings in a tented classroom in the middle of a disused railway cutting!  So well done to Bruton School and Sunny Hill for making it a meeting to remember!” 

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