Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Forest School

This week I organised a forest school session for Hannah and some of her friends as Hannah had been wanting to try one for ages. It was a really damp, foggy day and I was a little worried the weather would spoil it, but it was so much fun. Hannah said that she loved the misty trees, and the campfire under the shelter and the wet woods. Everyone seem to have a really nice time, and Hannah has asked to go again, so i think it was a success.
The children learnt how to make a fire with flint and steel, and all helped with lighting the main campfire. They were able to go off into the wood to explore and play. There were rope swings and trees to climb. They made hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows for s'mores, and, as it's so close to Christmas, they all  made some natural wooden decorations to take home.


Arriving in the woods

So still and misty and beautiful.



Shelter!

Learning how to use the flint and steel


Success :-)

The campfire is alight

and the kettle is on

heading off to explore

Rope swings in the mist





Hannah's Christmas robin

Hannah and Faye making their reindeer

Finished!
Toasting marshmallows
It was run by Releasing Potential who were absolutely brilliant, friendly and really flexible. We will definitely be booking more with them.
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