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Learning Life Skills at Oversands

06 April 2020

Pupils in the Forest School Club at Oversands School have been learning and developing life skills in their new classroom, the great outdoors. From cooking bread over a fire, to building hammocks and log splitting, they’ve done a wonderful job of working together while adhering to social distancing rules.

Instructor, Adrian Hefferman logged a diary of the events over a four day period.

Day One. Today pupils were involved in creating a fire from twigs and wood which they gathered from the forest, then made home made bread which they then cooked over the fire.

Day Two. This involved tracking, putting up hammocks, cooking the meat to go with the bread (made yesterday) and finally making basic hand made tools.

Day Three. Put up tarp covers for hammocks, built a table, toasting buns over the fire, making a new pathway to the site which we named ‘Memory Lane’. You might be thinking why, well because we were making new memories everyday!

Day Four. Finally the pupils split logs, made planks for signs using the home made tools, completed the path, cooked eggs and sausages and burnt names onto the planks for signs.

The four day have been so much fun ad creating memories which will never be forgotten!

Well done everyone!

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