A wet morning for our second session, so a good test for our waterproofs! The children were keen to get going and the walk to site was a confident one. The activities this week included; making natural crowns, going on a bear hunt and exploring in the stream. It was a fun morning and the children showed a positive attitude again.
We had a beautiful sunny morning for our first session of forest school today. We spent some time playing a game of Grandmothers footsteps in the long grassy field, which was great fun. After a very challenging climb, which all of the children tackled with a positive attitude, we arrived at camp. We played a name game to introduce everyone to Sarah and then a game to reinforce the fire circle rules. (Always walk around the outside of the fire circle and not inside!) We then split into groups, and the children either, made stinky cocktails, cut Elder to make beads or played a camera game. We then regrouped around the Kelly kettle for a hot chocolate and a biscuit. We then started our long walk back to school on some very tired legs!!
So proud of this group for the challenges that they took on today. They showed interest, enjoyment and a positive "Can do" attitude. Hope they all enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to next week.
On Tuesday we went to visit the lambs at Nessie and Mickey Tylors. We had a very bumpy journey on the land train to get to the field. Those that wanted to, were able to have a cuddle with a lamb and some children preferred to just stroke them. The children then got to sit on the quad bike and pretend to drive and the other children filled the trailer and pretended to be noisy lambs, calling to their mummies!! We then went to the cows field, we looked at them and they looked at us!! We then waded through the mud to see the ponies before returning to pre-school.
Big thanks to Nessie and Mickey for giving up their time and thanks to Amanda, Sarah Henn and Pauline for their help.
Blog's written by Claire.