This term’s Forest School has kicked off with Middle Earth back on the school site. We started off by thinking about our own risk assessments to make sure that we know how to keep ourselves safe when using tools, cooking with fire, climbing trees etc. We then went on to practise our fire lighting skills using a flint and steel and to saw and drill wood to make name discs. Some of us made a butter spreader by whittling wood with a potato peeler. Some of us also made honey cakes to cook over the fire which we ate with home made butter and jam and a cup of hot chocolate. We are looking forward to our beach trip next week and our residential stay at Mallydams next term where we get a chance to go on a badger watch.