Practising their skills with colourful compound bows

Outdoor Ed class takes field trip to Burton school

On Friday, September 28 Dorian Boswell took half of the NSS Outdoor Education class on a field trip to Burton.

On Friday, September 28 Dorian Boswell took half of the NSS Outdoor Education class on a field trip to Burton.

Their destination was the newly closed elementary school where Boswell set  up archery targets in the gym, letting the students practise their bow skills.

“It’s a great space,” the high school teacher said, who was excited to be able to use the building as well as the surrounding nature that comprised part of the school yard.

Boswell could see many possibilities for future classes either part of the Outdoor Ed curriculum or as separate classes, noting there was a rock wall just outside the schoolyard that would be perfect for teaching rappelling and rope work.

After shooting at the targets, the students headed outside to learn how to tie some knots and practise setting up a tarp shelter in the school ground’s wood area.

For now, the school remains closed as a public school that holds regular classes, but it remains open for use as a Learning Centre, and teacher Dorian Boswell is grateful for the opportunity to use the facilities.