Students take turns each week with the necessary responsibilities a assure each class runs smoothly and safely - safety officer, story teller, field reporter, photographer, navigator, master of games (a highly coveted position!), to name a few.
Check out this field report by B (photos by J) to get a sense of what class was like last week.
This Monday we practiced our fire making skills students were challenged to light a fire with just one match. First the more experienced students were called upon by the coordinator to demonstrate fire making techniques. New students were able to observe their attempts at lighting a fire. After the demonstration E gave a fire safety presentation, instructing us in picking and clearing out the safest spot for a fire. Then L gave a story based on life experience. In anticipation of the predicted rain we went about setting up a tarp shelter to shield us from the rain while we ate lunch. After we had filled our stomachs with lunch, we split into groups. Each group was challenged to build a fire and light it with one match. During the challenge it started raining. Due to these circumstances only one team managed to light a fire with only one match but valuable experience was gained all around. After that we wrapped up by playing a game of “Fire in the Forest”. And then headed home.