The sun came out for Class Three’s trip to Saint Catherine’s Wood in Windermere. We started the day by learning how to start fires. Brilliant teamwork was demonstrated as the children worked together to collect sticks and they then showed resilience using the flint and steel to start the fires. The children then learnt how to whittle using peelers and cut up willow and peeled it in order to make artist charcoal. After lunch, the children used their newly acquired skills to make a wooden butter knife out of hazel. Endurance could be clearly seem as the children persevered and all make an excellent wooden knife. We finished the day creating pictures using our own charcoal.
A wonderful day in the woods was enjoyed by everyone and the children are already asking, “When can we go again?”