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Firestarter Club

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Mount Pleasant Ecological Park

Chapel Hill

Porthtowan

TR4 8HL

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Firestarters is FULLY BOOKED for September and October 2017.

We re-start on September 13th.

If you are interested in a pay weekly session please send me an email/message. We may also run afterschool on the beach on a Thursday, if there is enough interest

Firestarters is a chance for children aged 5 - 10 to learn some outdoor skills, play outside and have some fun. It is held at the Eco-Park on Chapel Hill in Porthtowan. We have the use of a young wood and the beautiful hilltop environment in term time.

Parents do not need to stay with their child/ren.

Who runs it?

Niki Willows is a Forest School Leader and Play Worker and her partner Martin is an ex-engineer who likes making things. Both have a DBS check

What's it about?

It's about playing in the woods, caring for the environment and being creative.

Activities will include

  • Fire skills - how to start and put out a fire. What type of fuels are needed, how to chop kindling and how to cook simple food on a fire.
  • Tool skills - looking after the wood which may involve secatures, loppers and saws.
  • Creating - making things for the wood (tree guards, bird boxes, bug houses) with tools.
  • Playing with the elements and natural loose parts.

Your child will be supervised during tool use and fire making. We adhere to the Health and Safety Executive Play Statement ''Key message: ‘Play is great for children’s well-being and development. When planning and providing play opportunities, the goal is not to eliminate risk, but to weigh up the risks and benefits. No child will learn about risk if they are wrapped in cotton wool’.''


If you would like to book more than two of your children on, please get in touch and I will create a ticket for you.


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