Today we were cooking! First we created the fire circle and lit the fire:
We then set about preparing the food. We made Panzanella, which is Tuscan bread, tomato and pepper salad. This didn't require any cooking. We then prepared 'pitta pocket pizzas' and fruit kebabs.
|Annabel gives the salad a good toss - hands are best for this!!|
The pitta pocket pizzas were wrapped in foil and baked in the embers of the fire. It was important to look after the fire and observe fire safety at all times.
|Charlotte and Louise look after the fire while keeping an eye on their pitta pocket pizzas|
- there is a small amount of space
- it prevents overcrowding round the fire and reduces risk
When at the fire in zone 2 you must adopt the ‘respect position’ which is to kneel on one knee. This is so that :
- you don’t lean over the fire
- you are less likely to over balance
- you can stand up more easily if there is a problem than if kneeling on both knees
|Fiona adopts the respect position|
Here we are tucking into the food. The weather was fantastic!
Some of us have been working hard on our log books and keeping a record of all the activities we have completed over the weeks.
|Knots, tool talks, picture frames and dream catchers|
When we began Forest School Club back in April we learnt about the importance of reflection. We are taking a break now for a while as there are assignments to complete and exams to revise for so we ended our session today by reflecting on what we had learnt and enjoyed during our time at Forest School. We extinguished the fire each pouring over a cup of water and thinking or saying words of reflection.