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Salisbury Cathedral School Hosts Successful Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Child Do Event

Salisbury Cathedral School Hosts Successful Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Child Do) Event

Salisbury Cathedral School proudly hosted the 'Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Child Do)' event on Saturday 27 April 2024, welcoming 130 children aged between 3 and 11 along with their families. The event provided a platform for the children to experience adventurous activities in a safe environment while promoting resilience, creativity, and community engagement.


Set against the picturesque backdrop of the school's sprawling 27-acre site, attendees were treated to a carousel of five thrilling activities curated and led by the school's experienced and enthusiastic staff. From Den Making to Whittling, Climbing and Balancing to Stump Racing, Volcanic Eruptions to Fairy Fires, the event offered a diverse range of opportunities for children to explore and challenge themselves.


The event drew inspiration from the concept of ‘50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Child Do)’ and sought to encourage children to embrace calculated risks, learn from failures, and develop essential life skills. Activities such as Pea Shooting, Mud Pie Kitchen, Hammer & Nails, and Walk the Plank provided fun, hands-on experiences designed to ignite curiosity and foster creativity.


‘We believe in allowing children the freedom to explore, experiment, and push their boundaries in a supervised and supportive environment,’ said Mrs Baber, Acting Head at Salisbury Cathedral School. ‘Our event aimed to capture the spirit of childhood adventure while promoting our school's core values of Community, Creativity, Discovery, Leadership, Resilience, Self-discipline, Thinking & Teamwork.’


In addition to the thrilling activities, attendees were treated to delicious complimentary refreshments homemade by the school's exceptional kitchen team, further enhancing the sense of community and camaraderie.


"The success of the event reinforces our belief that children benefit greatly from engaging in activities that challenge them physically and mentally," added Mrs Baber. "We hope experiencing these opportunities will empower children to embrace the world around them with added confidence and resilience."

The 'Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Child Do)' event at Salisbury Cathedral School exemplifies the school's commitment to holistic education and nurturing well-rounded individuals equipped for success in an ever-changing world.