Wild west day for Wisbech beavers

Fenland district Beavers day at Orchards Primry School ANL-140617-093720001
Fenland district Beavers day at Orchards Primry School ANL-140617-093720001

Orchards Primary School in Wisbech hosted another successful District Beaver day, which saw youngsters engaged in all kinds of activities with a wild west theme.

Headteacher of the school, Nicola Parker, commented: “The day was a whooping success. The children were all fully engaged with the well organised activities, with the whole day going like clockwork thanks to their fantactic organisation.

“It is so good to see so many members of the community from each Fenland Beaver area giving their Saturday up to support the children. Seeing the children’s faces makes it all worthwhile.”

The Beavers who attended were from 2nd Wisbech Orchards, 3rd Wisbech, 14th Wisbech, 1st Whittlesey, 2nd March, Doddington, 1st Fenland and 2nd Chatteris. Norman Flatt, Assistant District Commisioner Scouts said: “It was a marvellous day for the Fenland Disctrict Beaver Scouts. It is our second Beaver Fun Day held at Orchards School, which once again was welcoming to us all.”

And Dawn Matless, 2nd Wisbech Orchards Beaver Leader added: “This was our second activity fun day as a group. Once again all our children enjoyed the day tremendously, with lots of things to do and make. The children especially enjoyed singing camp fire songs and eating marshmallows.”

The activities included searching for gold, lassooing, bow and arrow, making a necklace and headdress and creating a model wigwam. The children had a picnic tea and all went home with a bag of bootie.

Sue Locke, Assistant District Commissioner Beaver Scouts said: “All the young people had a fantastic day, with lots of cowboys and native American Indians. A huge thank you to Orchards School for its help and support, and very warm welcome.”