Children from Year 3 from St John’s school Kingston enjoyed a Stone Age themed Forest School at Kingston University today, 11th November 2019.The children arrived on the University’s hybrid double decker service and were quickly put to task making shelters and cave painting. Shelters were tested by for the durability by a “storm” delivered by way of a water bottle, this resulted in lots of screaming and excitement as some children got slightly damp.
Over at the cave painting site children learnt about how and why cave painting existed and were able to try out for themselves telling a story using clay and water along with charcoal. The results were two large walls of excellent images.
After a picnic lunch, which included a moment’s silence for Armistice Day, we relocated to our second basecamp and the fire circle. Children we’re allowed to make their own fires in groups using fire steels and some dry wood. After some discussion about what kind of food hunters and gatherers may have found, the main fire was lit to cook some venison for everyone to try. To end we cooked some non-Stone Age marshmallows to celebrate a successful day!We must say a big thank your to all our volunteers that make days like this possible. These include parents of the children and staff and students from Kingston University.