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In small groups, the children used a fire steel to make a small fire. Initially setting fire to a piece of cotton wool. Next they added Vaseline to another piece of cotton wool, which allowed them to add small amounts of fuel.
During this activity the children had to:
• remember the safety protocols
• use team working skills including taking turns and talking to each other
• deal with set backs and persevere to achieve the desired outcome
• help each other and celebrate success.
And it was great fun too! We also got to swing in a hammock.
During this session the children were shown how to safely light and extinguish a candle using a match. This activity was done one-to-one with an adult. The purpose of the activity was to:
The activity is a precursor to using a fire steel.
This game helps children learn about co-operation, communication and perseverance. It's also good fun!