Bushcraft Day - Teenagers with JIA
The JIA Bushcraft Day took place on 8th August 2017.
Despite the mud and there was a lot of it and the occasional down pour we had an amazing day, who would have thought you could make fire from a piece of cotton wool and blob of Vaseline!
None of the young people had met before and yet they all immediately bonded and got on with it. The whole day all we could hear was laughter and chatter, they didn’t even moan when presented with bits of marinated lamb to skewer and cook! I was joined by 4 members of the paediatric rheumatology team from the Nuffield Hospital in Oxford, Elaine Parsons and Ruth Etherton both specialist nurses and Kate Green a clinical psychologist and Jo Sheehan a physiotherapist and we all enjoyed the day as much as the young people.
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