School children immerse themselves in the great outdoors

Children from Closeburn House School were brushing up on their knowledge of nature and camping skills on a recent visit to Crawick Multiverse.

The two day course saw first and third year pupils enjoy a hands on learning experience covering various topics in the stunning surroundings of land art site Crawick Multiverse.

The first year pupils were pond dipping and learning how to identify different types of trees and plants before creating their own nature drawing and leaf collage. The kids also participated in various leadership games.

Site manager Ian Bell lead a personal safety survival lecture for the third year pupils which covered topics such as basic fire lighting with flint and steel, water collection and purification as well as emergency shelter building. The kids also cooked potatoes on their own fire before enjoying a campsite classic- roasting marshmallows.

Ian Bell, site manager at Crawick Multiverse, said: “We love to welcome groups on site and teach them about their natural surroundings as well as exploring the features and inspirations of the Multiverse.

“The children from Closeburn were engaged with all elements of the workshop which was great to see, we hope to welcome them again soon.”

To book a group visit call 01659 50242 or email