After School Fire Club a burning success at Underbank Primary
Five primary 6 pupils from Underbank Primary in Crossford have been learning all about cooking in the outdoors.
The children met every Wednesday after school in September and October, and learned how to build a small camp fire then use it to cook a variety of foods. They toasted marshmallows, made smores, popcorn, chocolate sponge cooked in orange skins, pitta bread pizza and made vegetable soup in their new Dutch oven, which they received funding for from Heritage Lottery Fund supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP).
All of the children have had great fun at the Fire Club and have engaged in all activities with enthusiasm. They have developed so many of their skills for learning, life and work, making connections with their learning to real-life contexts.
- Miss Elkin, Underbank Primary School
“I couldn’t wait until Fire Club every week – it was amazing!” (Sophie McKinnon)
“Fire Club was really good and I liked cooking outside, especially making popcorn and drinking hot chocolate.” (Tom McIlroy)
“It’s really good and I wish we could do it every week for the whole year!” (Mairi Stein)
“Making the pizza was fun and it was delicious!” (Holly McLean)
“Cooking the chocolate sponge cakes in orange skins was interesting because I had never done it before. They tasted really good!” (Laurie McDougall)