There are few things more satisfying and engaging than building, maintaining and using a fire to make a hot drink or cook your lunch.
Students at forest school are taught how to make safe, usable fires, which are quite often the catalyst for calm, positive and open conversations. We encourage students to experiment with alternative fire lighting techniques and achieve a range of certificates associated with fire lighting, camp-fire cooking, making charcoal and demonstrating fire safety.
Learning to create fire safely requires maturity, independence and an awareness of the potential risks. At Forest School we encourage students to make responsible decisions allowing them to manage risk that encourages positive future decision-making.
As a staff team, we are trained to teach a wide range of fire lighting techniques, using matches, strikers, flint and steel, parabolic refractors and friction fires.