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Cooking Up Treats At Forest School

Monday, 15 June 2015

As the summer weather made an appearance last week, children in the Nursery Class for 3 and 4 Year Olds and from the Nursery’s Butterfly Room were able to enjoy the sunshine during Forest School.

Forest School sessions take place once a week during term time and are run by a fully trained Forest School leader. The children spend the whole afternoon outdoors, and take part in hands-on learning experiences. These include lots of games as well as exciting bushcraft activities.

One of the highlights during the recent good weather was making bread from scratch. The children helped to create a dough and gave it time to rise while they helped to collect and cut wood for the fire. They were amazed at how much it had grown while they were away! They then rolled their own piece of dough between their hands, wrapped it around a stick with a little help from the instructor, and cooked the bread over the open campfire. The boys and girls really enjoyed watching the dough cook and were delighted to taste their warm bread at the end.

In past Forest School sessions, the children have made bows and arrows using sticks and string and created dens using natural materials. They have also created and decorated wooden medallions, cutting and drilling the wood themselves with a little help from the Forest School leader.

These exciting experiences help the children to become more independent and confident, improve their teamwork skills, and extend their imaginations in a natural environment.

 

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Two children cooking their bread over the open campfire

Two children cooking their bread over the open campfire

Enjoying the warm bread

Enjoying the warm bread