Camp fire lessons

NO FIRE alarm sounded at a Backwell school recently, despite flames and smoke billowing from the grounds.

Year six children at Fairfield School were learning how to safely build camp fires during a science lesson.

Teacher Alex Plumb said: “They worked out the correct surface needed for a fire, built a circular wall to contain it and built their own blazes following strict safety rules.”

The pupils had made dampers, dough wrapped around a stick, in the classroom to cook and also warmed hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.

Miss Plumb added: “After a hugely successful afternoon the fires were then put out safely with a bucket of water.”