Bush Cooking is a wonderful way for students to enjoy the bush while catering for the group.

Recommended Staff : Student Ratio for this Activity:- 1 : 6
(Blackwood Staff can never be considered as part of any staff : student ratio during the delivery of any lesson)

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From cooking damper on a stick, or, in a camp oven to gourmet meals, use your imagination as your inspiration.  Just because you are cooking on a fire, doesn't mean you cannot be creative, innovative or inventive with your menus and meals.

Bush Cooking is a wonderful

Plan your meals. Talk to the students & staff about what they'd like to cook.  Check for any allergies or dietary needs within your group.  Prepare and provide your ingredients and you're ready to go.  So get your group together, gather around your fire and cook up some delicious bush delights for everyone to enjoy.

Basic Menu Suggestions

Minimum time allocation: 1.5hr

Curriculum learning area/capability:

  • ELA – Speaking and Listening: Language for interaction, Expressing and developing ideas
  • SCSO – Social Awareness and Management: Collaboration

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1970 - Bush Cooking established at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre 


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Acknowledgment to Country

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people who are the traditional Owners of the country we work on and recognize their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. I’d also like to acknowledge the deep knowledge systems and the amazing ability of first nations peoples to pass that knowledge through generations, as incredible teachers themselves. 

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