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Pupils at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy learn how to make a fire as part of a Woodland Adventure day

Pupils at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy learn how to make a fire as part of a Woodland Adventure day

  • by Bourne Westfield Primary Academy
 

On Monday, March 24, and Wednesday, March 26, David Hawes, the director of ‘Children’s Woodland Adventures’, visited school to help a group of children, from Years 3 to 5, build our own fire pit for future outdoor activities.

On Monday, the children dug their trenches, measured and cut pieces of wood and created the foundations for a fire pit and the surrounding seats.

On Wednesday, the second group of children built on these foundations to finish the seating area and build their own fence, which included measuring and cutting a selection of wood, as well as learning how to tie knots. What the children achieved in such a short space of time was incredible; their perseverance, teamwork and willingness to just get stuck in well and truly paid off!

The fire pit was initiated with the cooking of bread.

Rhys Crane, Jack Lomas, Harry Revell and Zak Wood from Year 4 commented: “We are really looking forward to doing more of this. We were surprised how long it took the bread to cook but it was really fun and exciting. The bread was delicious, even in the rain!”

 

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