Sapling Class become medieval scientists and engineers

On Friday afternoon in Forest Schools, Sapling Class, assisted by Acorn Class and some children from Oak Class, took their science investigation outside. They set out to find out what natural materials could be used to fire-proof a medieval siege tower against flaming arrows!

The children built a card tower then ‘fire-proofed’ it with materials found in The Spinney. We then placed them next to a fire under the shelter and watched how well they survived the heat!

In the end, it was good old damp clay that we discovered was best for holding back the flames. In fact, two of our towers lasted over 10 minutes in the intense heat!

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