fire striker

Making sparks

Making sparks
Students work as a small team to collect wood from the forest, bringing it back to Suntrap to build and light their own fire using different techniques. If successful they will cook toast on their fire (butter and jam will be provided!).

Specific leaning objectives

  • to collaborate with others in a group to solve a problem or make a decision
  • to develop some of the skills involved in group work, such as negotiating, problem-solving, debating 
  • to evaluate their teamwork identifying strengths and areas for development 
  • to identify and reduce risks to an acceptable level when carrying out potentially dangerous activities

National Curriculum Links
Physical Education

  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group

PSHE Association Programme of Study
Core Theme 1. Health and wellbeing

  • to recognise their personal strengths and how this affects their self confidence and self-esteem
  • to recognise that the way in which personal qualities, attitudes, skills and achievements are evaluated by others, affects confidence and self-esteem
  • to be able to accept helpful feedback or reject unhelpful criticism
  • the benefits of physical activity and exercise
  • ways of recognising and reducing risk, minimising harm and getting help in emergency and risky situations
  • to understand risk within the context of personal safety, especially accident prevention

Core Theme 2. Relationships

  • the qualities and behaviours they should expect and exhibit in a wide variety of positive relationships (including teams, class, friendships etc.)
  • to further develop and rehearse the skills of team working including objective setting, outcome planning, cooperation, negotiation, managing setback and compromise
  • to further develop the communication skills of active listening, negotiation, offering and receiving constructive feedback and assertiveness