Class 5 survived a Survival Day!

What an amazing day we had with Class 5 of Bradworthy on May 20th.

We hired an ex Marine to come and spend the day with us on Survival Training.  Half the class joined us in the morning and the other half for the afternoon.  After a short trek down to a wooded area of field, beside a small stream, we found our Marine waiting for us.  Rowland is very experienced with what he does.  He showed us how to make fire, how to use what nature provides us with to wash our hands, how to prepare stream water to make it drinkable, how to prepare and cook a Meal Worm Omelette and how to prepare and eat Locust !!  The children were amazing and took part when asked, even eating Locust and the Meal Worm omelette.  They had an Army Ration Pack for lunch and were shown how to prepare it with its special steaming bag.  The children were also taught how to respect what they are eating and about different cultures around the world.


Definitely something we would love to host again.


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#31 harriet allin 2015-11-24 19:54
william said they had sweets in them
#30 Maddie Old 2015-06-04 18:03
Thank you for a lovely day,I enjoyed it all . My favourite bit was trying the MEALWORMS AND LOCUSTS! The ration packs were very generous!
#29 Amelia Disney 2015-06-01 17:42
The survival day was awesome.....
Thank you so much, i really enjoyed the day and i learnt a lot about surviving and eating bugs!!!!
In my ration pack i had pork and beef ?tanderlini? it was HORRIBLE!!!!! But i am really proud of myself for eating what i did, so once again thank you and i'd love to come again!!!!!
#28 Bradley Barnes 2015-06-01 17:12
I found it really fun and interesting. My best bit was the ration packs and the water was really nice. And I really like Rolly who taught us.
#27 david harris 2015-06-01 06:33
i really enjoyed the survival day at julians farm and would do it again, i wouldn`t try the meal worms or the lotus as they were discusting, and didn`t want to eat them, i thought the water tasted nice and how to light a fire really interesting, i had a really good day, thankyou to all that made it happen.
#26 Maisie downing 2015-05-31 16:24
It was one of the best trips I had when we went to Julian's farm.It taught me all about how you would survive wich was good for our topic Shipwreck because if you got stranded on an island if you sunk it would be a handy lesson!
#25 Dylan 2015-05-30 12:06
I really enjoyed our super-survival day. The most interesting lesson was about the fire triangle, oxygen, the fuel and intense heat. Without any of them, you wouldn't have a fire. Roly told class five how to eat a ration pack. They weren't my favourite things to eat! Thank you everyone who planned, organised and helped with transport, but most importantly, thank you Roly, Jenny, and Andrew!
#24 Maddie rose 2015-05-30 11:35
I had a lovely day I would love to go back there again. I even liked eating the milworms. Thank you for taking us there.
#23 Lydia 2015-05-30 09:25
I really enjoyed watching how to make a fire and eating the grub omelette!!!The ration pack was tastier than I thought, yummy.
#22 Alicia Old 2015-05-30 07:08
The day of survival was a fun experience. In my ration pack I had beef and veg. IT WAS HORRIBLE! I found the mealworms and locusts challenging to eat but if it helped you stay alive then I would definitely eat them.
#21 Ryan Walters 2015-05-29 15:47
I enjoyed learning about ways to light a fire, my favourite was to put a battery against wire wool. I loved eating the mealworm omelette but not the mealworm on its own. My most favourite was eating and learning about ration packs. Thank you Jenny Andrew and Roly.
#20 William hollis 2015-05-29 09:24
I had good fun at the survival day thank you
#19 maya 2015-05-28 20:17
i was really impressed about how much we learnt and how much i didn't know already.The experiance was incredible.The ration packs were filled with odds and ends but all were very intresting.i am very glad that i got this opertunity of going on this trip.
#18 Dan 2015-05-28 09:13
This survival day was really fun and interesting learning about what you would of had to eaten to stay alive.For dinner we had a ration packs and then we learnt how to make fires and eat animals to stay alive.
#17 Jack 2015-05-27 19:57
At Julians farm lots of people ate locusts and worms. I attempted to eat a worm but it looked horrible. When Roland showed us how to light fires it was very interesting.
#16 william baker 2015-05-27 17:33
The survival day was really good fun.We did lots of exciting things, some of them included;
- learning different and unusual ways to light a fire.
- learning how to survive off the land
- learning what to eat and what not to eat.
My favorite out of them all was learning what to eat as we got to eat weird and unusual things.
All in all it was a great day at Julian's Farm and I just wanted to say a big thank you to the people who organised the day and experience all the things.
#15 holly prime 2015-05-27 14:49
The survival day was fun. The highlights of the day was having our very own ration pack. I really enjoyed the day and I want to do it agin. Thankyou Jenni, Andrew and Rowly for a great day
#14 joseph 2015-05-27 08:27
I really enjoyed my day at julians farm and wont to go back anther survival day and other things like that
#13 Rae Weblin 2015-05-26 17:58
The survival day was awesome! I loved the way you cooked your food. I personly thought the Mealworms, Locusts and Mealworm omlette were really gross!!!! I didn't eat any of those foods. It was amazing that those ration boxes could last a fully grown solier for 24 hours!!!!!! Thank you to:
Roly and the Teachers for helping have wonderful afternoon!
#12 Reece Lui 2015-05-25 11:09
I really enjoyed it too!
Roly showed us how to light fires and how to prepare locust.
I was really surprised you didn't have to do any thing to the meal worms, all you did was put it in your mouth and chewed!
#11 Anna 2015-05-25 09:21
Survival day was brilliant.The best part of the day was eating mule worm omelet and a locust.I enjoyed it a lot and it was very interesting.
#10 Adam 2015-05-24 17:28
I really enjoyed the survival day with Roly,I found it interesting looking inside the ration packs to see what you would have if you were in the army.Both the mealworms and locust tasted disgusting!!
#9 Ruby bryant 2015-05-24 12:35
I really enjoyed the survival day. the ration packs were better than I had imagined. it was fun learning the different ways to light a fire and tasting the purified water. It was a great school trip.
#8 Zoe Gilhespy 2015-05-24 11:44
Thank you lots for the lovely day I had at the survival trip. I really enjoyed learning about all of the fascinating ways to light a fire.Although it was disgusting I also enjoyed watching everyone eating the locust, thank you Jenny, Andrew and Roly from Zoe.
#7 Ryan 2015-05-24 10:44
I really enjoyed it becuase I learneted a lot .My favourite bit was when I tried to break the piece of wool and eating ration packs IT WAS 1 OF MY FAVOURITE DAYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#6 Chloe 2015-05-23 14:14
The survival day was really fun. The highlight of the day was eating the ration packs because of all the faces people made when they tried the cooked meals. I also thought that when we were taught how to make fires out of different things around us it was interesting.
#5 William 2015-05-23 09:20
I enjoyed our survival day with Roly I liked his maskot Edward grills. The locust were nice as well but I liked the locust more than the meal worms they were horrible but if I was stranded it would be better than nothing thank you Jenny,Andrew and Roly
#4 Holly Prime 2015-05-22 14:28
I really enjoyed the survival day however I wasn't too keen on the locust!
#3 bradley barnes 2015-05-21 16:41
this was really fun and interesting.
#2 Erin slade 2015-05-21 16:29
I had the best time ever and i loved learning about survival i liked the ration packs because i got oreos and they were yummy. I ate 2 locoust and 4 mealwoms and mealworms in an omlet. They were really gory and not very nice. The boiled water was lovely and it tasted different every time i drank it. I enjoyed when roly showed us how to make a fire.
#1 Lottie 2015-05-21 15:50
Our class survival experience was awesome. My
highlight was when Roland twisted the head off of
some locusts, pulled it off with the guts and then
some people ate them! I learnt a lot from the dem-
onstrations and I was surprised at how enjoyable
& generous the ration packs were.