Both groups have really enjoyed their fire/cooking sessions. It has really helped them think about their own safety, along with others, plus, how they need to act when they are around an open fire. There has been lots of ‘chat’ about who does the cooking at home; also what is eaten.Everybody tucked into the food, especially the fruit with chocolate dip for afters! The groups were able to collect sticks “as thin as your little finger” which then encouraged as well as ignited their imagination for play. Sometimes play is considered frivolous; yet the player can be intently focused on his/her objective, particularly when play is structured and goal-oriented, as in a game.Accordingly, play can range from relaxed, free-spirited and spontaneous through to frivolous/planned or even compulsive. This all enhances a child’s development, to teach them the rules of how to act with others; how their actions have consequences; others have feelings maybe different to them……but for sure everybody loved the experience-to smell/see/hear the fire and flames. I thought about the children as they sat waiting for their food, peaceful/relaxed….the outdoors really does create a tranquil environment to support sustained concentration and well being.