This afternoon the children showed their amazing imaginations as they found treasure hidden in the Mini Forest. The girls worked together to scrape away the earth revealing a treasure chest (slab) in two weeks time they intend to continue the excavation to unearth the chest.
On arrival the children found that a lot of branches had been broken within the area and decided a tiger may have visited the site during the night snapping the branches as it climbed the trees. (Careful everyone in case it is sneaking back tonight.) Two of the boy found large branches turning them into strimmer’s to cut the grass, a lovely discussion continued about working safely not cutting anyone with the strimmer and a need to wear “Ear defenders.”
The children have not had the opportunity to work in the mud and asked if they could have water with a little help from Miss Boyd (returning to the ECC to fill a large bottle) We were able to supply the water and enable the children to take part in a different experience. (A nice mud bath for one of the children.)
The children would like to know which of these is the fastest: a cheetah, velociraptor or peregrine falcon? Our question for Thursdays session, looking forward to finding out the answer.
(Apologies having problems downloading the photographs-please look in the Outdoor Book to see the fun experiences the children are taking part in.)