We enjoyed our usual morning routine of warm up games, gathering and sharing what we are thankful for and then heading down to our holly camp to create a fire, snack and story. After the story, about half the group headed off for a wandering day on the other side of the forest. This was full of games, such fun playing wolves and deer in the bracken and heather. We found a real sun spot for lunch and some of us even ventured down to the stream...
The other half had time to explore, build and create at our camp. Those who chose to also had the option to engage with processing a rabbit that had been offered to the group to learn from. The respect and gratitude they showed was truly beautiful.
We had a sweet chestnut filled day in the woods with gentle misty rain - very Autumnal. Highlights included developing fire skills, lighting fires with the old style flint and steal and utilising char-cloth to catch sparks. Then experiencing the modern steel and strikers; making char-cloth on the fire; woodland games; rush weaving and much den creation and finding and making secret tunnels through the bracken!
Amazing how much enjoyment, passion and stamina some children had for roasting chestnuts on the fire! Thanks to all of them for such a lovely, rich, connective day.
Victoria Mew, Founder of Cultivating Curiosity