This week was all about using tools. As it was the first time tools have been introduced the kids were just doing simple tasks to get used to the feel and capabilities of the tools.
They were also showed a couple of basic knots, although not basic enough for me (!). One of the older children with the help of their mum managed to use the knots to assemble a very decent swing from a tree.
Even baby N got involved.
At the end of it, some of the children started building a den and it was really heart warming to see them working as a team. Since the weather was really nice we decided to have a picnic, perched on the logs. These sessions gets us out into the woods, engaged with nature, learning new skills and meeting new people. Having practical sessions such as these in the woodland environment is such a huge benefit to the community especially since we live in the city and wouldn't normally be exposed to such knowledge and skills in our day to day lives. We are very gratefull to the rangers who work hard to deliver these forest schools and really look forward to going to more!