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With the Winter Solstice fast approaching on Friday, our Forest School sessions today focused on celebrating the prospect of longer days and the return of Spring by working as families to hold a Yule Party! Children had to organise themselves into families and then into smaller groups to create a fire to symbolise light and warmth in mid-winter. Part of the family also were tasked with making a decorated Yule Log which represented greenery and new life. Armed with secateurs, child had to forage around the school grounds for evergreen material then used palm drills to connect them to a log. The third part of the family team had to prepare a non-alcoholic mulled wine. Using a combination of fruit juice, caster sugar, cinnamon sticks, star anise and cloves, pupils followed a recipe to make a delicious drink which was heated on the fires. At the end of the session, we all came back together to celebrate around the fire pit with our decorated Yule Logs and warm (alcohol free) mulled wine which went down a treat! Happy Yule!