Week two report: 18th Sept

One of the learning aspects of Forest School is experiencing all the elements, and today it was rain, lots of it!!

We found out what happens to the earth below our feet when it rains, what happens to the river, what happens to us... our hair, skin and clothing.

Children really don't mind the rain, they love getting wet, some chose to take off their hoods so they could get wet hair. Shaking wet hair at each other was funny, 'the drops come off', said Stan.

Our older visitors braved the rain too, although with a little more caution, great outdoor attire and huge umbrellas! The children thought their umbrellas were ok for them but they didn't want to be under them, the consensus from the children was that it's ok to get wet, Amelie spoke for the group, she said, "We don't mind getting wet though, we don't need umbrellas do we Stan!!".

All they need are adults who are also prepared to get wet and who have a prepared bag of dry clothes for when it's time to feel dry again!! 

  When it's raining but it's time for lunch, a well built shelter prevents soggy sandwiches!

When it's raining but it's time for lunch, a well built shelter prevents soggy sandwiches!

  Blackberry picking in the rain!

Blackberry picking in the rain!