Last week, we delivered the first Forest School training course of 2019, a Level 1 course here at the Wolseley centre. The Level 1 course we deliver is delivered over two days and gives the participants a grounding in the Forest School basics and the ethos of Forest School practice. They also get the chance to experience some typical Forest School activities and experiences, such as safe tool use, basic fire lighting and woodland games. One particular challenge on this course was successfully getting the Kelly Kettles lit. A combination of new kettles, cold fingers and blustery wind, really challenged the course participants. But after much persistence and patience they boiled the kettles and enjoyed a much appreciated cup of tea.
This time of the year is often a good time to prep for all the spring training and delivery we have coming up in March, April and May. So over the last few weeks, we have been busy splitting and storing fire wood and gathering brash and natural tinder, as well as trying out new craft ideas and creations.