I Would Rather Go Blind

This week Miss Rowe set up some rope walks in the woods. This is an interesting little challenge that encourages the children to use their senses and to communicate with each other. For the first walk the children were paired up. One partner had a blind fold and held onto the rope in one hand and their partner in the other hand gave them directions. Once they had managed to complete the course they moved onto going it alone. All the children were blindfolded. They had to follow wherever the rope went, around and under.  They had to watch their step for obstacles and were surprised how much harder it was to hear outside. They managed really well, passing back instructions along the line. They then progressed to the woods on the KS2 yard. A bit trickier here because of the noise from the road. They talked about how the trees felt, their sense of touch heightened because of the blindfolds. After all that concentration they enjoyed some free time in the Forest School.

The Risk Principle: Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.

Article 17: We all have the right to be given safe and honest information, which is not harmful and we can understand.

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