Fire & cooking, rain & mud, friendship & noticing tiny spiders in sparkling webs together
Unbelievably it rained, our first day of rain in the whole of this autumn/winter term, so far.
Bob and Tora Volunteers from Coppicewood College put up the tarpaulin and connected it to the shed. This gave us ample cover for our end of term cooking session, in December.
Below children used a fire strike to successfully light the fire and helped attend to the cooking. Numerous dishes were provided by everyone like: vegetable and chick pea stir fry, sausages toast, beans, our plates were full.
Its wonderful to set up a mini camp and enjoy food, our fire and friendships with the rain gushing down.
In this photo you can see the green wood workshop behind.
Fortunately the first part of the session remained dry and we played games and went for a walk observing; tiny spider webs, flying bugs and lichen through magnifying glasses. This gives us the opportunity to quieten down and begin to listen and see more acutely.
Children said: they loved everything , being with everybody and making things,doing deer ears and owl eyes, meeting new people, finding and discovering things in the forest making blobsters.