As a challenge for all of Year 4, I am offering a wonderful and personal gift in exchange for your time and effort in learning a new skill!
You will need the help and support of an adult to complete this challenge, and you will need to use your new skill responsibly and maturely as you would do in our Outdoor Learning sessions.
Firstly, your adult will need to get you a ferro rod. If you click the picture above, you will be redirected to a suitable one on Amazon. It must be one without a handle!
Secondly, and with adult supervision, you need to practise using your ferro rod until you can light a piece of cotton wool or a tissue with it. This must be done somewhere safe, OUTSIDE.
YOU MUST NOT USE IT INDOORS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES AND YOU MUST HAVE ADULT SUPERVISION WHENEVER YOU USE IT.
Send a video of yourself lighting the cotton wool or tissue to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and in return for your success, I will make and fit a handle to your ferro rod. You can even choose from some options so I can make it to your own preferences. It will also be treated with oil to protect it from drying out or splitting. A beautiful keepsake that you can treasure forever!
Of course, the whole process will need to be done without contact. Adults are welcome to contact me to discuss the challenge further. Good luck everybody!