A major highlight of our Summer 2014 was going along to Forest Schools which was organised by our local Sure Start centre and funded by Nottinghamshire County Council.
We could only make three of the five weeks but the boys had an awesome time getting up to all sorts of outdoor fun.
I think it is amazing for the boys to have the opportunity to light fires and chop up wood in a safe environment without too much close supervision, as such fantastic safety training is provided to give them (and parents) the confidence to leave them to it.
There was also crafts and worksheets to look at if this is your thing but these two were just happy getting down and dirty in the wood chopping and fire building.
it was also great to see the innovative way you can cook on an open campfire.
We made tortilla pizzas (tortillas folded over and pan fried with cheese, peppers, pasta sauce, mushrooms and salami), vegetable chilli with quorn mince and vegetables, popcorn (two sieves fastened together held the kernels!) and bananas filled with chocolate buttons and wrapped in tin foil then baked in the fire. YUMMMMMMY!
Thank you to Hem from Green Scene Forest Schools – you can like them on Facebook here and everyone at SureStart Rural Families for such a fantastic and worthwhile project.