This week Nursery enjoyed a wonderful shared experience at Forest School. We all gathered together at our Base Camp situated at the back of the school field which has been named Rainbow Leaf Woodland.
Seated on logs in a circle around a small fire surround, the children were encouraged to consider what was necessary to create a fire. They then set about collecting twigs, snapping them to make sure they were dry enough to light. Safety procedures were in place and the children were taught how to move safely to and from the fire area, stressing to them that there was to be strictly no moving within the fire circle. This was practiced before Laura, our Forest School Leader, started the fire and introduced the Kelly Kettle.
Huddled around the small fire, we all watched in great anticipation as the twigs began to burn and the smoke curled its way into the frosty air. Soon steam began to billow from the Kelly Kettle and not long after that we were all sipping delicious warm hot chocolate.