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As it was our last week at Forest School we collected lots of wood for a fire. Then we cooked popcorn! We thought about all the things we had learnt and remembered some of the fun things we have done.
Last week a tree had to be cut down from the Nuffield hospital site, and it felt a bit bare. We decided to paint some new trees, and used our hands and feet as well as brushes!
In small groups, the children used a fire steel to make a small fire. Initially setting fire to a piece of cotton wool. Next they added Vaseline to another piece of cotton wool, which allowed them to add small amounts of fuel.
During this activity the children had to:
And it was great fun too!
During this session the children were shown how to safely light and extinguish a candle using a match. This activity was done one-to-one with an adult. The purpose of the activity was to:
The activity is a precursor to using a fire steel.
This game helps children learn about co-operation, communication and perseverance. It's also good fun!