On Wednesday 9th October 2019, our primary school went to Castlewellan Forest Park for their annual Autumn Walk. This year the challenge was to be M.I.C.S Detectives and to solve the ‘Case of the Castle’ in their house teams – Tyndale, Wycliffe and Knox.
Using the only evidence found so far – the culprit’s sketched map – to guide their investigation, the teams had to collaborate to discover the culprit [from a list of suspects], the culprit’s secret hideaway and the code to crack the Castle’s safe. They had to use cross-curricular skills – orienteering, communication, using maths and geographical knowledge – to close the case! Congratulations to each team for their perseverance and impressive inferring skills!
We enjoyed our active, experiential exploring and learning in God’s beautiful creation!
Then – as is our tradition – we enjoyed free play time at Newcastle play park and bought goodies in the local shop.
We thank the Lord for safety, sunshine and such amiable socialisation on our trip!