Dow’s Wood in June

We had another visit to Dow’s wood today.

Our tasks were:

  1. To take photos of flowers.
  2. Gather tinder for firelighting.
  3. Create shelters from some lost woodland ‘wee folk’.

 

Shelters for the wee people

Finger Licking Marshmallows


Yesterday we made a fire in the fire pit and toasted marshmallows.

We cut kindling, and made fire bricks out of newspaper.

We had a fire queen and king controlling the movement in the fire circle.

We learnt to be safe with fire and knives.
We found out how to use a burn kit (we did not need it).
We had to cooperate to cut the kindling and to keep safe around the fire.
We had to be responsible for our own and others safety.
We had a safe and good time, mostly burning our marshmallows.

Post text provided by the Biggies.

Climbing Capers and Ski Blaze

Davyid and Jack had another amazing day, you can listen to them above. They did Banton proud, joining in and succeeding at all the tasks, making friends and working with others.

Climbing Photos

Ski Blaze

And a Couple of Crash Gifs:

Dow’s Wood Spring Watch

On Wednesday Afternoon the Biggies went on a walk down to Dow’s Wood with Mr and Mrs. Carter. The focus was on trees, but we kept ours eyes and ears open to other experiences.

In this photo we are looking very interested in the Alder tree. We are wondering about the cones on it and we love the look of them. We are listening to everything Mr Carter knows about the alder tree. -Zara, Islay and Fulton

See more pictures of our walk and the sketches we drew…