This hands-on workshop session explores the wonder of fire from either the scientific perspective, as a chemical reaction of fuel, oxygen and heat; or from a historical context from Mesolithic to the present day, stopping at key times in the development of technology around fire, such as the Iron Age.
Choosing either session, students will be involved in practical fire lighting activities appropriate for their age and ability, and have the satisfaction of managing to succeed in making a flame. Activities are thoroughly risk assessed and delivered by qualified and experienced forest school leaders. They always include clear health and safety instructions appropriate for the age of the group. Either session also lends itself to links with literacy as children describe the sensations of being around a campfire, or the skills needed in firemaking.
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