GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

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Posted on: 20/01/2023

Forest School - Fire

We started looking at 'fire' as a topic in Forest School on Friday.  We started by making miniature fire lays (looking at the pros and cons of each) with cocktail sticks.  You can see in the pictures a 'login cabin' (waffle) lay, a 'lean to' and a 'teepee'.  We then walked through fire safety procedures, PPE and basic first aid for burns and scalds.  Every student managed to use fire strikers to make a spark!  Then one of students lit a teepee fire using only strikers, cotton wool and tinder.  A great session to introduce us to fire on a small-scale.


Ways to lay a fire

Teepee lay

Safe distances from a fire

Talking about wind directions

Fire Safety Equipment

Lean to fire


Log cabin or waffle lay