Grey Squirrels, Jan 5
Themes explored: safety checks, weight bearing structures, tools and building
Skills embraced: how to check a structure for safety, trouble shooting an idea, recovering from failure and starting again, using the hatchet safely, gathering people around your idea
Connection Questions: What happened to the ramp for the new zipline? How do you think it should be built differently?
A quick story; Forest School is all about following the interests of the children. Today, they were very excited about working on the zipline ramp. After it had some difficulties (one of the supporting beams broke) they decided to build again. This was a great learning opportunity, allowing them to discover the skills listed above!