The colder months of the new year seemed like the perfect time to develop our fire making skills and learn how to keep ourselves safe around camp fires. The children have helped feed the flames of our kelly kettle to make hot chocolate and have toasted marshmallows on sticks they have whittled themselves. The older children have also been taught to kindle a fire using a flint and steel and cotton wool.

The children have also developed their woodcraft skills and have measured and cut willow sticks for Harry Potter wand making and outdoor mathematical problem solving games for when the weather warms up.


With spring in the air and Valentine’s Day around the corner we made further use of our plentiful supply of willow by working together to make some willow hearts.