Biblins campsite from the local news….
Members of a new community group for children in Woolaston and the surrounding villages, have just returned from their first camp. The group, which has Paralympian gold medalist Andy Lewis as patron, was founded back in the spring and soon had around 40 members.
Mark Harris, spokesperson for the group, said: “Wild Woolaston provides adventure and activities for the children of Woolaston and the surrounding villages and it has grown at an amazing rate. Activities include outdoor and rural skills, outdoor pursuits and games and team and leadership development.
“The ‘Wildlings’ were very busy in July, building shelters, learning to cook outdoors and preparing for their first summer camp. The children and adult leaders deployed on foot to Biblins Camp Site for two nights of adventure, which included cave exploration, rock scrambling and some fun traditional games.
“At the close of the camp they made their way down the River Wye in canoes to Monmouth where they were greeted by family and friends. Needless to say, a great time was had by all.
“As preparations are being made for next term’s adventures near and far, we would like to offer a special thanks to all the local businesses and families who donated teepees, to the Netherend Inn for supplying the uniform and to the Rising Sun, Woolaston Common for providing some excellent food for the camp. We even had support from Australia. We are so grateful for the generosity and support and we’re looking forward to another busy and muddy year.”