The first task of the morning was to check if the wild flower seeds we sowed are starting to sprout. Difficult at this stage to see which are flowers and which are weeds, but nothing goes to waste as we’ll pick the weeds out and give them to the hens. The children were excited to see how quickly the plants had grown. That rain dance really helped.
Then we headed off to the Forest school. Some children went to the tool area for some practice using hammers and nails. The focus of the children was very impressive. Others worked with the clay using various things they’d collected. The hammocks were put to good use and for the first time this year some of us stretched out in the warm sun to look for cloud pictures. Of course some of the hens came over to join in the fun. By the end of a busy morning everyone was ready for some tasty treats from the mud kitchen! Garden soup anyone?
Principle 4: Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.
Article 13 – We all have the right to share what we learn, think and feel with others.