The day after the week before!
24th May 2014
Day after all Forest School training & Assessments
2nd June 2014 – 1 Week after assessment for Forest School Level 3
Well … what an eventful and great week I have had!!!
I started with a mission to find some logs to make my forest school benches!
Instead I got a free identification lesson on trees from a tree surgeon…. And I am now having benches made for free!
Did you know that ash is the only tree that grows black buds!
Did you know that the bark of a willow tree has a diamond pattern to it.
Not only did this tree surgeon so kindly teach me he gave me an ash bud especially for my reflective log book!!!
On my other developments! As my first official forest school draws nearer my need for practicing setting a fire and keeping it sustained is getting scary!
So this weekend I thought just need to practice and “wam bam there your mam!” First go!
Waffle , then kindling then cotton at the bottom…once lit feed the fire tinder (small wispy twigs)
Now to practice this Forest School style and safely!!!
11th June First Official Forest School
Well today was the day I did it!
I managed to complete my first safe forest school fire!
We had purchased a movable fire pit and I started to create my waffle tower. The children helped by collecting sticks and were amazed at how quickly and efficiently I lit the fire!
I last 2.5 hours and I managed to cooled sausages, toast marshmallows and popcorn for 50 people!!!!!