Week one onsite making mini dens for an animal.
Our shelter over the log circle.
Week 2 making larger dens up at the log circle.
Lots of tree climbing on the fallen oaks.
Observing the roots and soil type around them
Week 3 we walked to the old quarry spotting native plants on the way.
We searched form hidden packages and in teams found one of each colour negotiating with other teams until everyone had all 6
We guessed what was inside and then opened them.
We found wood, iron, coal, charcoal, stone and wool all materials found in the Forest of Dean.
We played 'Tinyaki' also known as 40:40
Finally we walked to another part of the woods and had some free time to run and play.
Week 5 we made a fire and put in a tin of willow sticks to make charcoal.
We played 'Tinyaki' again in a different environment.
Some whittled sticks to toast marshmallows.
Some creative stick people were made.
When we got back to school, the tin had cooled and we were amazed to find that the sticks had become charcoal.
Week 6 began with using the charcoal we made and it worked really well.
Lots of expert whittlers in Beech Class.