As part of the Rainforest topic covered in Year 6, pupils have spent many weeks, during LOTC, researching and designing shelters. They needed to think about materials, the distance from a water source, height above ground level and facilities required to live in the forest.
This week, pupils spent the whole day building their shelters and created some excellent places to live in during the torrential rainfall and weather conditions.
Once built, Year 6 pupils worked with Mr Dailey, to learn how to make fire using cotton wool and flints.
Towards the end of the day, the team shelters were tested, by the teachers, who threw water over the structures. The teams needed to be in their shelters to check how water tight they were. Some found out there were many holes, which allowed water to get through!
Everyone had a great day and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you to Mr Dailey.