This morning we made fire. The children collected string-diameter sticks for kindling and I showed them how I use the fire steel to light the main fire (which we use for our stick bread).  Then the children had a turn with some cotton wool and a fire steel. The level of persistence and concentration in this group of 5-6 year olds was fantastic – using a fire steel successfully is tricky for young children as it takes strength and a knack!

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