Forest fun for youngsters

PUBLISHED: 13:30 08 May 2012

Pupils enjoying the forest skills class.

Pupils enjoying the forest skills class.


YOUNGSTERS at Locking Primary School learned about how best to utilise the great outdoors at the last of a series of a forest skills classes on Friday.

The classes have taught them, among other things, how to use a flint to light a fire, use whittling tools and knives and make nettle tea.

On Friday as a treat they made chocolate chip bread and cooked it over a fire they built at the school in Meadow Drive.

Teacher Alison Read said: “The idea is to give the children experience of things that they can use in the outdoors, although obviously the chocolate chip was a bit of an incentive as opposed to what they would find out and about.

“The classes were about confidence-building and working as a team.”

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