For as long as we have had it, humanity has had an incredible link with fire. For our ancient ancestors, fire provided warmth, protection from wild animals, light in the dark wilderness, and a place to cook food. While fire is no longer vital to most people’s existence, it still has a magnetic power that attracts us. The flames of fire can inspire legendary stories, generate discussion, and build camaraderie among those circled around them. In forest schools, the fire is most likely to be used as a warm place for discussions, cooking, and as an inspiration for children’s creativity. Continue reading …You’ll come back smelling of smoke!