Today everybody took a walk up to he forest school area. On the way they collected various feathers, stones, sticks and hay to tie onto the collection wigwam. The younger students talked and learnt about how the alpacas eat hay in the winter and that it is dried grass. After, they played Frisbee followed by some games in the den. Wood collection began and students used loppers and snips and created piles of wood ready to make a waffle fire for cooking on. After moving a rather large log, they learnt how to safely cut wood using a bow saw. Students reminded each other of how to behave safely around the fire and then built the fire themselves. They wrapped potatoes in foil and put them onto the fire. Baked beans and tinned spaghetti were also added. Students continued to add wood to the fire and helped to keep each other safe. Once the food was cooked everyone was keen to eat - enjoying a warm lunch was very much appreciated. When it was time, everybody packed up and we put out our fire using water.
A brilliant morning - well done forest schoolers!