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Tiny Blue Tit Chicks and Forest School Garlic Bread

We have several pairs of nesting Blue Tits at school, and one pair has done a fantastic job of hatching 7 chicks!!

We will aim to keep you updated with their progress without disturbing them too much.

Here is mum hiding all but one of her babies

The Year 4 began by collecting wood and laying an upside down fire, and then lighting it using a dragon’s sneeze.

Then they whittled a hazel stick using an Opinel knife. These are very sharp and require concentration and resilience.

 

They were encouraged to taste the wild garlic flowers and leaves to help them identify the plants, before chopping the leaves and rolling out their Damper dough.

While the damper garlic bread was cooking they busied themselves with many different activities,

including gathering and moving some wood chips up to EYFS for their mud kitchen area. #teamwork

Everyone enjoyed their damper and many were keen to try it again so here’s the recipe for you to try at home!

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • pinch salt

Method

  • Rub the butter through the flour until it is all crumbly.
  • Mix the salt, sugar and a little milk at a time until  it forms a dough.
  • Divide into two pieces and roll into a snake shape. Wind around a clean, dry stick. Hold over the campfire to cook.

Bush Tucker: Damper Bread on a Stick

 

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