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