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Inspiring and educating children about sustainability and the natural environment through exciting hands-on experiences including school camp, summer camp, workshops and forest school. Based in Cornwall, our focus is green education, and our mission is to reconnect and engage children with the natural world, inspiring them to live more sustainably. 

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5 day environmental adventure day 3

Charlie Nicholson

This morning we feasted on french toast with streaky bacon and maple syrup and then began our first activity of the day - firelighting and campfire cooking - quite challenging given the weather! They had a go with a bow drill to create fire by friction and explored other creative ways of making heat including a battery and some wire wool before lighting a fire in small groups.

After lunch we had a visit from Jo the travelling tuffeteer who taught the group how to weave sheeps wool on a peg loom to create a tuffet which is a wool cushion - perfect for putting on our tree stump seats around the campfire!

We then began our preparations for our evening meal - wood fired pizzas from the cob oven. First we made up our dough and kneaded it for 5 minutes before setting it aside to rise while we whipped up blackberry and apple crumbles. We then rolled out and topped our pizzas and headed over with them to the food garden where Charlie was ready and waiting to put them in the oven. Each pizza only needed a couple of minutes after which they were devoured in almost the same amount of time! We all agreed they were some of the best pizzas we’d ever eaten!

Chris from Cornwall Bat Care came along this evening to show us some bats which we can find in Cornwall - pipistrelles and a brown long eared bat which is a very clever bat indeed as it’s huge ears enable it to do a very quiet echo location which its prey cannot hear. 

By then the crumbles were ready after which we had time for a few fun games before bedtime. It wasn’t long until silence fell across camp and we were all asleep and dreaming of our next exciting day!