Recently at Forest View, our primary aged campus in Lochwinnoch, children and adults took part in an adventurous Scavenger Hunt within the forest grounds.
The event was one of many activities set up by The Promise Group at Kibble, where among the fun, laughter and team-spirit, we also sought to ensure the voices of the children were heard around improving the life chances and opportunities for care experienced young people in Scotland.
We were delighted that all children took part with the support of adults where they eagerly made their way around six parrot stations to unearth lots of clues. There were muddy wellies, beaming faces, colourful parrots, great teamwork… and even turkeys and chickens making their voices heard in the background! After all the running around and searching for clues, it was time to go inside for a feast of hot dogs, burgers and hot chocolate. There was a real buzz around the table and the children shared what their favourite part of the day was:
“It was great meeting new friends”
“It was like one big family having fun and having hot dogs and burgers”.
“I loved all the clues and the hot dogs after it”.
“It was so much fun. I loved the parrots. They weren’t real though.”
The children’s scavenger hunt was aligned to the five-foundation set out in ‘The Pinky Promise’ including: Voice, Family, Care, People and Scaffolding. For all their great work and achievements, each of the children were given a certificate and gift.
The real reward of the day though was seeing the joy on the children’s faces as they sought out clues and worked together to solve the clues and make their way around the trail. From the excitement around the dinner table, it certainly was a day of fun and memories that will go on to help shape the pathway for Scotland’s future.